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1966.2255 (RS8164)

Description

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.

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
1966.2255
Credit Line
Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin
GUSN
101078
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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