Elaborate Victorian Hairwork Earrings

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Elaborate Victorian Hairwork Earrings
Elaborate Victorian Hairwork Earrings
Elaborate Victorian Hairwork Earrings
Elaborate Victorian Hairwork Earrings

Mid 19th century finely woven hair earrings. 14k Gold wires and fittings. Beautifully preserved most likely a sentimental piece perhaps maid for a mother with her daughters hair.

Hair was used in sentimental exchange and for friendship tokens as much as memorializing the dead. Hairwork was a popular tradition in Europe and America through about 1870. These are a rare example of hairwork earrings.

 

Elaborate Victorian Hairwork Earrings
Elaborate Victorian Hairwork Earrings
Elaborate Victorian Hairwork Earrings
Elaborate Victorian Hairwork Earrings

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