Charm

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101209

Description

Gold plated rectangular charm, brown woven hair set within scalloped cut out in the back and front centers. Stored in brown leather box with gilt edging.

Details

Descriptive Terms

charms
CHARM

Additional Identification Number

653

Related Items

Title Hair earrings Accession Number 1933.969 ab
Title Hair charm Accession Number 1933.970

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

11/16 in x 3/16 in (WxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1933.970

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.