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1927.907 (RS7057)

Description

Gold cross brooch set with faceted jet beads, center set with brown braided hair under beveled glass, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1840
Inscriptions
"G M L" (Engraved)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Clothing; Clothing Accessories
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
glass (material)
Pin, Clothing
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 3/16 x 1 3/8 x 3/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.907
GUSN
101223
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 Necklace Accession number 1927.901 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Louise M. Dewey:
Title Jet cross pendant Accession number 1927.906
Title Gold pin Accession number 1927.907
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1927.908
Title Brooch with picture Accession number 1927.909
Title Tortoiseshell pick Accession number 1927.910
Title Ivory ring Accession number 1927.911
Title Gold ring Accession number 1927.912
Title Gold ring Accession number 1927.913
Title Gold ring Accession number 1927.914
Title Gold ring Accession number 1927.915
Title Ivory hairpin Accession number 1927.916
Title Bronze medal Accession number 1927.917
Title 150 - Tiger claw jewelry set Accession number 1928.147
Title Watch key Accession number 1929.92
Title 94 - Two watch keys Accession number 1929.93
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1932.467
Title Hair ring Accession number 1932.468

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