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1966.2256AB (RS8162)

Description

Pair of hair pendant earrings, circular surmount with gold button center, supports two hair and gold pendants, gold ear wire fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Associated Building
Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
Accession Number
1966.2256AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin
GUSN
101079
Reference Notes
For more information on hair jewelry see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry," (1998); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 680-698; 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.

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