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Brooch and Earrings

1960.103a-c (RS8102)

Description

Set of hairwork jewelry consisting of a brooch and pair of earrings. Brooch features two brown hairwork balls set in gold mount with an engraved gold ribbon in center, brown heart shaped hair work charm is suspended from a double chain. Earrings each feature two brown hairwork balls attached to gold s-shaped ear wires.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
pins (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY
Dimensions
1 3/4 in (C) x 1 15/16 in (C) x 1/2 in (C) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1960.103a-c
GUSN
101321
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.
Related Items
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