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Brooch

1930.753 (RS7239)

Description

Gold leaf surrounded by eight brown table-worked hair rosettes, three pendant hair drops attached below, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1853-1858
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
2 in x 1 1/2 in x 5/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1930.753
GUSN
101237
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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