Holly Sheen

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Georgian 18K Gold Cannetille & Seed Pearl Earrings. Antique Pagoda Style Chandelier Earrings. Regency Era Gold Pearl Filigree Earrings C1810

Georgian 18K Gold Cannetille & Seed Pearl Earrings. Antique Pagoda Style Chandelier Earrings. Regency Era Gold Pearl Filigree Earrings C1810

Antique-Victorian-Gutta-Percha-w-14K-Gold-Inlay-Mourning-Brooch-Pin

Antique-Victorian-Gutta-Percha-w-14K-Gold-Inlay-Mourning-Brooch-Pin

Blogger's comments about this photo: "I looked at lots and lots of berthas and, of course, there was variation.  The typical bertha was made by hand. It was mounted on a stiff net base with a center front and/or shoulder seam. All the edges were finished. It was sewn to the outside of the neckline of the bodice with a rather long running stitch. It opened in the center back and this was closed with hooks and loops. The tucker was totally separate and sewn to the inside of the bodice neck."

teal evening body with net bertha, via Martha McCain article. Either Met Museum or Museum of the City of New York, not clearly ID'd.

Evening bodice Date: 1860s Culture: American or European Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Miss Irene Lewisohn, 1937 Accession Number: C.I.37.46.124

Evening bodice Date: Culture: American or European Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Miss Irene Lewisohn, 1937 Accession Number: