Brooch and earrings set
overall (brooch): 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 5.7 x 4.4 x 1.9 cm )
overall (earrings, each): 2 1/8 x 3/4 x 3/4 in. (
Woven dark brown hair jewelry set (mourning?), with a brooch and pair of earrings having gold frame and fittings; brooch has hollow oval frame with tubular tulle woven hair surrounding, 4 points on all 4 sides with acanthus leaf on each point, hollow half sphere woven hair in center of oval with gold band surrounding, set diagonally and decorated with acanthus leaves; hollow acorn-shaped woven hair decoration suspended from the bottom, with gold fittings, hinged pin on reverse with hook on opposite side, small loop for bail of additional decoration (missing), "CLR" engraved at center of reverse; wire hook earrings have hollow spheres with gold fittings suspending three hollow teardrop-shaped decorations also with gold fittings.
Gift of Miss Nellie S. Cobleigh, 1954
engraved: center of brooch: "CLR"
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