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

Maker

Unknown

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.

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