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1927.214 (RS7019)

Description

Gold and jet rectangular brooch, center set with a braid of blonde hair under beveled glass and surrounded by foliate chased gold border, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1838
Inscriptions
"Sarah Jane Howard / Obt. Oct. 1 1838 / AE. 26" (Engraved)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Clothing; Clothing Accessories
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
glass (material)
Pin, Clothing
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 in x 1 1/4 in x 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.214
GUSN
101205
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 Gold watch Accession number 1926.128 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. George S. Selfridge:
Title Mourning brooch Accession number 1927.214
Title Jet pin Accession number 1927.215
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1927.216
Title Mourning ring Accession number 1927.217
Title Hair pin Accession number 1927.218
Title Card case of Sarah Jane Howard Accession number 1927.219
Title Silhouette of Sarah Jane Howard Accession number 1927.220

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