Drops for Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101246

Description

Pair of brown hairwork ball drops with gold mounts and small gold balls hanging from end.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
EARRING

Additional Identification Number

691

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1/2 in (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.88ab

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.