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1939.243 (RS7733)

Description

Gold brooch with a border of six petal-shaped pieces of jet, center set with woven brown hair under beveled glass, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1840
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
3/4 in x 1 in x 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1939.243
GUSN
101165
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.
Related Items
Title Bead necklace Accession number 1938.1169 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by miss May Mellus:
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