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Brooch

2007.15.14 (RS9261)

Description

Gilt metal oval brooch, center set with brown and blonde hair under beveled glass, reverse is set with blonde hair in basket weave pattern under beveled glass, hook on reverse (pin is missing).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 7/16 in x 1 3/16 in x 5 /16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.14
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
101254
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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