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1987.629 (RS8585)

Description

Gold square brooch with black enamel border with gold Greek key design, center set with a lock of brown hair under glass and surrounded by gold chased foliate border, hinge and hook on reverse (pin missing).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Inscriptions
"E. S. Drury" (Engraved)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
7/8 in x 1 1/8 in x 1/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1987.629
Credit Line
Gift of Edwin Buckingham Sears
GUSN
101252
Reference Notes
For more information on the collection of Edwin B. Sears see the catalogue Sander, Penny J., ed. "Earliest Recollections: Furnishings from the Family of Edwin B. Sears" (1984). 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 Gold necklace with locket Accession number 1987.626 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Edwin B. Sears:
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1987.627
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1987.628
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1987.629
Title Gold and turquoise brooch Accession number 1987.630
Title Gold ring Accession number 1987.631
Title Silver brooch Accession number 1987.632

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