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1940.131 (RS7751)

Description

Brown table worked hair in double bow know with gold center plaque engraved with Rococo scrolls around cartouche with the name "Julia", three table-worked elongated hair drops suspended from center, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1864
Inscriptions
Front: "Julia"
Back: "Died Apl 22. 1864" (Engraved)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
2 in x 2 11/16 in x 3/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1940.131
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mary Eustis
GUSN
101232
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
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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