Hair Ornaments

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1900

GUSN

GUSN-102333

Description

A pair of rectangular tortoiseshell barrettes.

Details

Descriptive Terms

hair accessories
ORNAMENT, HAIR

Additional Identification Number

1784

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5/8 in ( A); 1/2 in (B) x 4 5/8 in (A); 4 1/2 in (B) x 3/8 in (A); 3/8 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lucy Haskell Sturtevant

Accession Number

1925.361ab

Reference Notes

For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115.

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