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Pair of Earrings

1933.969AB (RS7456)

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of tableworked brunette human hair formed into hollow acorn-shaped drops, two drops per earring, attached directly to the gold ear wire with a gold pin and loop.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Material
gold (metal)
human hair
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
gold (metal)
human hair
Accession Number
1933.969AB
GUSN
101318
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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