Contributed by Maine Historical Society
The earrings and brooch contain hundreds of seed pearls that are sewn onto an mother of pearl back. The jewelry is from Bigelow, Kennard & Co. of Boston.
The jewelry is from the Thompson family of Kennebunk. The pieces may have belonged to Jane Nisbet Lawton Thompson (1849-1930), who was married to Joseph Porter Thompson (1840-1904). The couple married in 1870.
The jewelry is quite delicate because of its construction and the number of pearls.
About This Item
- Title: Seed pearl earrings and brooch, ca. 1865
- Creation Date: circa 1865
- Subject Date: circa 1865
- Town: Kennebunk
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: Pearls, abalone, metal
- Local Code: 1997.242.37
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- Thompson, Jane Nisbet Lawton, 1849-1930--Associated objects
- Thompson family
- Pearl jewelry
- Bigelow, Kennard & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
- Dress accessories
- Women--Clothing & dress
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