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1933.1177 (RS7393)

Description

Brown table-worked hair brooch in the form of a cross, gold foliate engraved terminals on each arm, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
2 3/8 in x 1 9/16 in x 3/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.1177
GUSN
101239
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 necklace Accession number 1933.1173 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. W.W. Vaughn:
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Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1933.1175
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1933.1176
Title Hair cross brooch Accession number 1933.1177
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1933.1178
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1933.1179
Title Hair bracelets Accession number 1933.1180 ab

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