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1966.2265 (RS8174)

Description

Rectangular gold brooch, rococo scroll border surrounding hair set under glass, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Associated Building
Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Accession Number
1966.2265
Credit Line
Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin
GUSN
101088
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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