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1922.216 (RS6850)

Description

This gold, elongated oval brooch is set with a loose swirl of brunette hair under beveled glass. The brooch has a plain gold mount and closes with a hinged pin and hook on the reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850
Inscriptions
"My Mother / Jany. 8th, 1850" (Engraved)
Material
glass (material)
gold (metal)
human hair
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
glass (material)
gold (metal)
human hair
mourning jewelry
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
11/16 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1922.216
GUSN
101177
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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