Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101320

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of tableworked brunette human hair in the shape of a hollow ball set on a gold pin and finished with gold end caps. The upper cap is surmounted by a cast gold flower.The earrings attach with gold s-shaped ear wires.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
human hair
gold (metal)
Earring

Additional Identification Number

766

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Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1930.1026
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1930.1027
Title Hair chain Accession Number 1930.1028
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1930.1029
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1930.1030
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1930.1031
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1930.1032
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1930.1033
Title Hair earrings Accession Number 1930.1034
Title d - Hair fragments Accession Number 1930.1035 a

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

9/16 (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1930.1034AB

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.