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Cloisters Wild Strawberry Drop Earrings

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Price: $60.00
Member Price: $54.00

Item# 80-022363 







Description

Wild strawberry, also known as woodland strawberry, Alpine strawberry, European strawberry, or fraises des bois, is now found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Our enchanting earrings are based on wild strawberry plants that grow in Bonnefont garden at The Cloisters museum and gardens.

18K gold overlay, with resin and glass. 1 3/4''L. Pierced, with gold-filled wires.

  • 18K gold overlay, with resin and glass
  • 1 3/4''L
  • Pierced, with gold-filled wires

Art History

In the Middle Ages, both edible and medicinal plants were classified by their qualities. A particular plant might be considered heating, cooling, moistening, or drying in its action on human bodies; the intensity of this action was expressed in degrees. An herb or foodstuff that was a little cooling was cold in the first degree, while a very cooling plant was classed as cold in the fourth degree. Wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca) was a mildly cooling fruit, being cold and moist in the first degree.

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Description

Wild strawberry, also known as woodland strawberry, Alpine strawberry, European strawberry, or fraises des bois, is now found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Our enchanting earrings are based on wild strawberry plants that grow in Bonnefont garden at The Cloisters museum and gardens.

18K gold overlay, with resin and glass. 1 3/4''L. Pierced, with gold-filled wires.





  • 18K gold overlay, with resin and glass
  • 1 3/4''L
  • Pierced, with gold-filled wires




Art History

In the Middle Ages, both edible and medicinal plants were classified by their qualities. A particular plant might be considered heating, cooling, moistening, or drying in its action on human bodies; the intensity of this action was expressed in degrees. An herb or foodstuff that was a little cooling was cold in the first degree, while a very cooling plant was classed as cold in the fourth degree. Wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca) was a mildly cooling fruit, being cold and moist in the first degree.


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