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1987.628 (RS8584)

Description

Gold oval brooch, center set with brown woven hair under beveled glass and surrounded by a row of natural pearls, engraving and hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1856
Inscriptions
"Catherine Ellis / Died July 26th / 1856." (Engraved)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
11/16 in x 7/8 in x 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1987.628
Credit Line
Gift of Edwin Buckingham Sears
GUSN
101178
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. For more information on the collection of Edwin B. Sears see the exhibition catalogue Sander, Penny J., ed. "Earliest Recollections: Furnishings from the Family of Edwin B. Sears" (1984).
Related Items
Title Gold necklace with locket Accession number 1987.626 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Edwin B. Sears:
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Title Gold and turquoise brooch Accession number 1987.630
Title Gold ring Accession number 1987.631
Title Silver brooch Accession number 1987.632

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