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1969.3599 (RS8381)

Description

Gold and enamel rectangular brooch, center set with a braid of brown and gray hair and surrounded by a foliate chased border, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1841
Inscriptions
"J. Bradlee / Obt. Aug 25. 1841 / AE 59 Yrs" (Engraved)
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 1/8 in x 1 5/16 in x 1/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3599
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
101188
Reference Notes
For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981). 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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