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Set of hairwork jewelry consisting of a brooch and earrings. Brooch features a brown woven hair tube in a figure-eight knot with gold terminals, center is set with three brown woven hair balls with gold mount centers and two gold leaves. Earrings each feature brown woven hair ball surmounts with detachable drops consisting of one large drop and three small, s-shaped ear wires. In original fitted black shaped case.
Title c - Set of hair jewelry Accession Number 1934.334 a
Title Washington Centennial badge Accession Number 1935.1510
3/4 in (C) x 1 7/8 in (C) x 3/4 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.