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1963.401 (RS8123)

Description

Gold harp-shaped charm with hairwork in two colors.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
CHARM
charms
Dimensions
11/16 x 1/8 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1963.401
Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of Miss Mabel Cummings
GUSN
101216
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.
Related Items
Title Hair charm Accession number 1963.401 Notes Jewelry and related items from the Estate of Mabel Cummings:
Title Hair cuff links Accession number 1963.402 ab

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