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1910

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2006

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Pair Of Earrings (USA), 1860–1910

This is a Pair of earrings. It was manufactured by Tinsel Trading Company. It is dated 1860–1910 and we acquired it in 2006. Its medium is cut steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

These earrings show the use of cut steel for a style of jewelry that was also popular in precious stones. Here, we see the steel cut with facets and arranged in a pendant, neo-classical style. These earrings would enhance our knowledge of both the American jewelry fashion produced for the middle class and the firms that produced it.

This object was donated by Ms. Dorothy Warren. It is credited Gift of Dorothy Warren.

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Pair Of Earrings (USA), 1860–1910; Manufactured by Tinsel Trading Company (United States); cut steel; Gift of Dorothy Warren; 2006-34-2-a,b

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