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1933.970 (RS7457)

Description

Gold plated rectangular charm, brown woven hair set within scalloped cut out in the back and front centers. Stored in brown leather box with gilt edging.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
CHARM
charms
Dimensions
11/16 in x 3/16 in (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.970
GUSN
101209
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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