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Brooch and Earrings

1942.318A-C (RS7893)

Description

Set of brown hairwork jewelry consisting of a brooch and pair of earrings. Brooch and earrings each feature gold plated and engraved crescent shaped surmounts set with brown hair and three tear-shaped hair drops suspended from bottom.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
pins (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY
Dimensions
1 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1942.318A-C
GUSN
101242
Reference Notes
A similar set is pictured in Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry," (1998): 147. 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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