Brooch and Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101321

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY

Additional Identification Number

767

Related Items

Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1960.99
Title Hair cross Accession Number 1960.102
Title Hair brooch and earrings Accession Number 1960.103

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 3/4 in (C) x 1 15/16 in (C) x 1/2 in (C) (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1960.103a-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.