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1981.34.1-2 (RS8492)

Description

Pair of gold oval earrings, centers set with blonde braided hair under beveled glass, gold twisted wire border applied around hair, s shaped ear wire fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
EARRING
earrings (jewelry)
Dimensions
11/16 in (1); 11/16 in (2) x 3/16 in (1); 3/16 in (2) (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1981.34.1-2
GUSN
101307
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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