1854 Shipwreck Ebony Earrings (D)


Ebony from the Schooner Dolphin which capsized off of Cuttyhunk, MA in December 1854, Honduras Rosewood from a violin maker’s scraps, Angelique from Surinam and Marthas Vineyard shipbuilders scraps. Paua Abalone, Mother-of-pearl, piano string copper, brass, nickel. Sterling Silver (USA) ear wire, finish from cows milk. The card backing lists materials used and explains some of the story. This is a handmade object. Price includes postage. The earring body is 1-1/4” long. $58.00