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Earring

1952.151 (RS8084)

Description

Single oval hair, jet and pearl earring, basket weave hair under glass surrounded by a row of seed pearls and a row of faceted jet, set in gold mount, hinged wire ear fastener on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1860
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
EARRING
earrings
earrings (jewelry)
Dimensions
3/4 in x 3/16 in (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1952.151
GUSN
101009
Reference Notes
For more information on hair jewelry see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry," (1998); Campbell, Mark, "The Art of Hair Work: Hair Braiding and Jewelry of Sentiment with Catalog of Hair Jewelry," Eds. Jules & Kaethe Kliot (facsimile of 1875 printing, 1996); Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 139-143; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 98-107, 214-219;
Related Items
Title Hair chain Accession number 1952.133 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mr. G. Marshall Lindley:
Title Belt buckle Accession number 1952.148
Title Hat pins Accession number 1952.149
Title Cross pendant Accession number 1952.150
Title Mourning earring Accession number 1952.151
Title Mosaic cuff links Accession number 1952.152 ab
Title Studs Accession number 1952.153 ab

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