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1928.889 (RS7088)

Description

Gold octagonal brooch with faceted edge, center set with brown hair in basket weave pattern, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1864
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
7/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 1/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1928.889
GUSN
101192
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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Title Hair ring Accession number 1928.891
Title Hair ring Accession number 1928.892
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Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1928.894
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Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1928.897
Title Hair watch chain Accession number 1928.898
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