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1928.1271 (RS7069)

Description

Gold oval brooch with engraved border, center set with painting of an unidentified man, reverse is set with blonde and brown hair woven together under glass, hinged pin and hook is a later replacement (safety chain and pin missing).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1863
Inscriptions
"Mary Frances from Aunt / Aug 17. 1863" (Engraved)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 5/16 in x 1 1/8 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1928.1271
GUSN
101218
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 1928.1271

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