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1931.58 (RS199268)

Description

This small gold diamond-shaped brooch is set with woven brown and gray hair under glass. The brooch closes with a hinged pin and C-hook on the reverse

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1850
Inscriptions
"M. B." (Engraved)
Material
glass (material)
gold (metal)
human hair
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
glass (material)
gold (metal)
human hair
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 1/4 x 13/16 x 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.58
Credit Line
Estate of William B. de las Casas
GUSN
101204
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 Miniature tool case Accession number 1931.21 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by William B. de las Casas:
Title Watch chain Accession number 1931.27
Title Watch key Accession number 1931.28
Title Watch key Accession number 1931.29
Title Knife Accession number 1931.50
Title Necklace Accession number 1931.53
Title Necklace Accession number 1951.54
Title Hatpin Accession number 1931.55
Title Hatpin Accession number 1931.56
Title Cross pendant Accession number 1931.57
Title Brooch Accession number 1931.58
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1931.59
Title Stone brooch Accession number 1931.60
Title Earrings Accession number 1931.61 ab
Title Earrings Accession number 1931.62 ab
Title Brass locket Accession number 1931.64

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