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Pair of Earrings

1930.1034AB (RS7157)

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of tableworked brunette human hair in the shape of a hollow ball set on a gold pin and finished with gold end caps. The upper cap is surmounted by a cast gold flower.The earrings attach with gold s-shaped ear wires.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Material
gold (metal)
human hair
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
gold (metal)
human hair
Dimensions
9/16 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1930.1034AB
GUSN
101320
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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Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1930.1026 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Marian L. Blake:
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Title Hair chain Accession number 1930.1028
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1930.1029
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1930.1030
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1930.1031
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1930.1032
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1930.1033
Title Hair earrings Accession number 1930.1034
Title d - Hair fragments Accession number 1930.1035 a

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