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Brooch

1966.2254 (RS8163)

Description

Hair and gold brooch, tube of hair encased in gold with engraved flowers, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Associated Building
Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
pins (jewelry)
Accession Number
1966.2254
Credit Line
Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin
GUSN
101077
Reference Notes
For more information on hair jewelry see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry," (1998); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 680-698; Campbell, Mark, "The Art of Hair Work: Hair Braiding and Jewelry of Sentiment with Catalog of Hair Jewelry," Eds. Jules & Kaethe Kliot (facsimile of 1875 printing, 1996); Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 139-143; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 98-107, 214-219.

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