Drop for Jewelry

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101247

Description

This drop is composed of tableworked brunette human hair in the shape of an acorn. It is set on a gold pin and capped at the top with a gold disc and attached suspension loop. The drop may have been for earrings, a watch fob, or other type of jewelry.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
human hair
gold (metal)
Earring

Additional Identification Number

692

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Title Pair of earrings Accession Number 1929.1066 ab
Title Single earring Accession Number 1929.1067
Title Hair pendant Accession Number 1929.1068
Title Pendant Accession Number 1929.1069
Title g - Seven brass buttons Accession Number 1929.1093 a
Title g - Seven buttons Accession Number 1929.1094 a
Title Pair of painted buttons Accession Number 1929.1095 ab
Title Filigree breast pin Accession Number 1932.2541
Title Pair of bracelets Accession Number 1932.2548 ab

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1/2 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Janet Campbell

Accession Number

1929.1068

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.