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Pair of Earrings

1922.1058AB (RS6732)

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of tableworked brunette human hair. Suspended from a single gold s-hook earwire are a pair of hollow acorn-shaped drops, each capped at the base with a gold disc and pin. The uppermost drop is half the size of the lower drop.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Material
gold (metal)
human hair
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
gold (metal)
human hair
Accession Number
1922.1058AB
GUSN
101146
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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