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Set of hairwork jewelry consisting of a brooch and pair of earrings. Brooch features two brown hairwork balls set in gold mount with an engraved gold ribbon in center, brown heart shaped hair work charm is suspended from a double chain. Earrings each feature two brown hairwork balls attached to gold s-shaped ear wires.
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1960.99
Title Hair cross Accession Number 1960.102
Title Hair brooch and earrings Accession Number 1960.103
1 3/4 in (C) x 1 15/16 in (C) x 1/2 in (C) (HxWxD) (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.