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1933.34 (RS7438)

Description

Hollow gilt metal scroll border brooch, center set with a swirl of blonde hair under glass, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1849
Inscriptions
"W. B. Hooper / Obt. Aug 18th 1849 / AE 20 Yrs." (Engraved)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 9/16 in x 1 13/16 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.34
GUSN
101197
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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