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1931.59 (RS7284)

Description

Gold oval brooch set with a border of faceted jet beads, center set with a lock of white hair under beveled glass, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1840
Inscriptions
"R. B." (Engraved)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
3/4 in x 7/8 in (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.59
Credit Line
Estate of William B. de las Casas
GUSN
101213
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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