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Brooch and Earrings

1943.747a-c (RS7950)

Description

Pair of brown hairwork earrings each featuring three acorn shaped drops on hinged ear wires.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
pins (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY
Accession Number
1943.747a-c
GUSN
101316
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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