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1937.632 (RS7669)

Description

Gold pin set with brown hair in basket weave pattern under glass and surrounded by a row of seed pearls, hinged pin and hook and a twentieth century spring ring clasp on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1831
Inscriptions
Obscured by pin and hook. (Engraved)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
9/16 in x 9/16 in x 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1937.632
GUSN
101225
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 Sleeve buttons Accession number 1922.284 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Catherine W. Falcon:
Title Pocket watch Accession number 1923.448
Title h - Set of buttons Accession number 1928.927 a
Title Tortoiseshell hair comb Accession number 1928.935
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1928.936
Title Tortoiseshell side comb Accession number 1928.937
Title Tortoiseshell hair comb Accession number 1928.938
Title Tortoiseshell side comb Accession number 1928.939
Title Tortoiseshell side comb Accession number 1928.941
Title Belt buckle Accession number 1931.313 ab
Title Silver suspender buckle Accession number 1931.314
Title Silver stock buckle Accession number 1931.315
Title d - Pair of silver shoe buckles Accession number 1931.316 a
Title Pair of silver suspender buckles Accession number 1931.317 ab
Title Jewelry box Accession number 1932.2563
Title Hair pin Accession number 1937.632
Title Gold pin Accession number 1937.633
Title Paste belt pin Accession number 1937.634
Title Breast pin Accession number 1937.635
Title Gold, topaz bracelet Accession number 1937.636
Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Catherine W. Falcon to the MFA, Boston. These items have Davis -Williams - Weld family provenance. 28.280 - Pair of earrings 28.281 - Hair pin 28.282 - Hair pin 28.283 - Hair ring 28.284 - Hair ring 28.285 - Hair ring 28.286 - Hair ring 28.287 - Hair ring 28.299 ab - Cup and Saucer 28.350 ab - Cup and Saucer

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