Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101146

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of tableworked brunette human hair. Suspended from a single gold s-hook earwire are a pair of hollow acorn-shaped drops, each capped at the base with a gold disc and pin. The uppermost drop is half the size of the lower drop.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
human hair
gold (metal)
Earring

Additional Identification Number

1922.1058.1-2
589

Related Items

Title Gold brooch Accession Number 1922.1055
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1922.1056
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1922.1057
Title Hair earrings Accession Number 1922.1058

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Accession Number

1922.1058AB

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.