Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101079

Description

Pair of hair pendant earrings, circular surmount with gold button center, supports two hair and gold pendants, gold ear wire fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
Earring

Associated Building

Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

522
1966.2256.1
1966.2256.2

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin

Accession Number

1966.2256AB

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.