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1939.255 (RS7736)

Description

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.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1880
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
3/4 in x 7/16 in x 1/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1939.255
GUSN
101203
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 1939.255 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by the Misses Bailey:
Title Gold Ring Accession number 1939.256

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