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Hair pin (one of a pair)

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Pair of hair ornaments, imitation pearls encircled with gold cording and alternating with black silk and gold thread beads, finished with black chenille and gold cord tassels; tassels ending in gilded flame motif tips.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

mid-19th century

Object Place



26 x 2.4 x 11 cm (10 1/4 x 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk chenille, gold metal thread, gilded metal, and glass pearls


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Hair Ornaments