Earrings and Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101305

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rings (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY

Additional Identification Number

751

Related Items

Title c - Hair jewelry Accession Number 1919.619 a
Title Horsehair earrings Accession Number 1919.620

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

3/16 in (C) (W), 7/8 in (C) (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1919.619a-c

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.