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Brooch

2007.15.28 (RS9363)

Description

Gold brooch with black enamel border with gold scrolls, center sent with braid of brown hair under beveled glass surrounded by chased gold border, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1836
Inscriptions
"A T / Died Aug 29 1836 / Aged 24" (Engraved)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 in x 1 1/4 in x 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.28
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
101251
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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