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November 21, 2011

Earring and brooch set

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Earring and brooch set

Earring and brooch set dating to 1890. The brooch has a central onyx or French jet oval ornamented by a gold star and a tiny pearl in its center. Around the oval piece are paisley-shaped onyx pieces set in gold. Running along the outside of the paisley shapes are small ornamental gold balls. From the center piece of the brooch dangle three diamond-cut pieces of onyx. Its reverse has a hinged bar pin with “C” clasp closure. The matching earrings are of a similar design and have a gold fish hook ear finding that is fastened on the reverse with a “C” closure. The accompanying brown leather case is lined in blue satin and velvet. The jewelry maker, Evans and Manning of Binghamton, N.Y., is printed on the fabric inside the case.

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