Hair brooch, oval surmount with hair bead border and stylized gold twisted wire flower in center, supporting gold and hair lyre pendant, hinged pin and hook on reverse.
- Associated Building
- Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.).
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- Credit Line
- Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin
- 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.