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1927.878 (RS7048)

Description

Gold oval brooch, center set with brown woven hair under faceted glass and surrounded by pearls, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1835-1855
Inscriptions
"C. W. Seaver" (Engraved)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Clothing; Clothing Accessories
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
glass (material)
Pin, Clothing
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
3/4 x 1 1/16 x 3/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.878
GUSN
101202
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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