Gilt metal brooch with applied scalloped border, center set with brown hair in basket weave patter under beveled glass and surrounded by an enamel border, hinged pin and hook on reverse.
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- Descriptive terms
- 3/4 in x 7/16 in x 1/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
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- 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 Brooch Accession number 1939.255 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by the Misses Bailey:
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