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1955

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  • We acquired this object.

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Pair Of Earrings (USA)

This is a Pair of Earrings. It was made by Tiffany & Co.. It is dated ca. 1960 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is gold, cut rubies. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.


A single gold cord traces the paisley shape of these earrings. By describing the paisley in a simple linear form, all floral origins are stripped away and the motif becomes decorative scrollwork.

This object was donated by Unknown. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 3 × 2.1 × 1.3 cm (1 3/16 × 13/16 × 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Marked "TIFFANY 14K" on base of ear clip.

Cite this object as

Pair Of Earrings (USA); Made by Tiffany and Co. (United States); gold, cut rubies; H x W x D: 3 × 2.1 × 1.3 cm (1 3/16 × 13/16 × 1/2 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1995-51-2-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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