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Brooch

2007.15.18 (RS9302)

Description

Gold octagonal brooch, center set with palette worked hair curls, seed pearls and twisted gold wire over a milk glass background, hinge and hook on reverse (pin is missing), loop attachment at top for chain.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1820
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 1/4 in x 11/16 in x 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.18
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
101256
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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