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Brooch and Earrings in Original Case

1934.334a-c (RS7540)

Description

Set of hairwork jewelry consisting of a brooch and earrings. Brooch features a brown woven hair tube in a figure-eight knot with gold terminals, center is set with three brown woven hair balls with gold mount centers and two gold leaves. Earrings each feature brown woven hair ball surmounts with detachable drops consisting of one large drop and three small, s-shaped ear wires. In original fitted black shaped case.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
pins (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY
Dimensions
3/4 in (C) x 1 7/8 in (C) x 3/4 in (C) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1934.334a-c
GUSN
101323
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
Title c - Set of hair jewelry Accession number 1934.334 a Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. Irving B. Howe:
Title Washington Centennial badge Accession number 1935.1510

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