Seed pearl earrings and brooch, ca. 1865
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.
- 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
Bigelow, Kennard & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
Women--Clothing & dress
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