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Brooch

1933.37 (RS7441)

Description

Gilt metal and jet brooch with scroll border, center set with oval cameo of broken column and flower surrounded by a row of seed pearls, reverse is set with a braid of brown hair under glass, hinged pin and hook.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Inscriptions
"My Mother" (Engraved)
Material
enamel (fused coating)
glass (material)
gold alloy
pearl (animal material)
Object type
Clothing; Clothing Accessories
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
enamel (fused coating)
glass (material)
gold alloy
mourning jewelry
pearl (animal material)
Pin, Clothing
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 5/8 x 1 3/8 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.37
GUSN
101189
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 Hair brooch Accession number 1933.34 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mary F. Hooper:
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1933.35
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1933.36
Title Mourning brooch Accession number 1933.37
Title Pair of pendants Accession number 1933.41 ab
Title Earring and matching brooch Accession number 1933.42 ab
Title Earrings Accession number 1933.43
Title Earrings Accession number 1933.44
Title Hook end of earring Accession number 1933.45
Title Shoe buckle Accession number 1933.46
Title Shoe buckle Accession number 1933.47
Title Pair of shoe buckles Accession number 1933.48 ab
Title Miniature Pendant Accession number 1962.5
Title Miniature Pendant Accession number 1962.6

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