Brooch and Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101316

Description

Pair of brown hairwork earrings each featuring three acorn shaped drops on hinged ear wires.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY

Additional Identification Number

762

Maker

Unknown

Accession Number

1943.747a-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.