Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry






Each earring in this pair is composed of tableworked blonde human hair. Each earring top is a hollow ball with a floral gold mount and a suspension ring at the base, from which hangs an acorn-shaped drop with a gold pin and gold disc mount at the base. One drop is missing its gold base mount. The earrings attach with gold s-shaped ear wires.


Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
human hair
gold (metal)

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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.

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