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American Decorative Arts

Pair of Earrings

1830–50

Gold, jet, human hair

Each earring: 1 × 9/16 × 1/2in. (2.6 × 1.5 × 1.27 cm)
Gift of Nancy Stiner
2004.110.4a-b
Geography: 
Made in United States
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Nancy Stiner; gift 2004 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2004,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2005): 199, ill.

Erin E. Eisenbarth, Baubles, Bangles, and Beads American Jewelry from Yale University, 1700-2005 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2005), checklist, no. 77.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.