Earring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1820-1860

GUSN

GUSN-101009

Description

Single oval hair, jet and pearl earring, basket weave hair under glass surrounded by a row of seed pearls and a row of faceted jet, set in gold mount, hinged wire ear fastener on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
earrings
EARRING

Additional Identification Number

452

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Title Hair chain Accession Number 1952.133
Title Belt buckle Accession Number 1952.148
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Title Cross pendant Accession Number 1952.150
Title Mourning earring Accession Number 1952.151
Title Mosaic cuff links Accession Number 1952.152 ab
Title Studs Accession Number 1952.153 ab

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

3/4 in x 3/16 in (WxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1952.151

Reference Notes

For more information on hair jewelry see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry," (1998); 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;