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Set of hairwork jewelry consisting of a pair of earrings and a ring. Earrings each feature two brown woven hair drops in the shape of acorns attached to an s-shaped ear wire. Ring features a brown woven hair band with a buckle motif mount.
3/16 in (C) (W), 7/8 in (C) (diameter) (inches)
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.
Title c - Hair jewelry Accession Number 1919.619 a
Title Horsehair earrings Accession Number 1919.620