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Brooch

2007.15.16 (RS9282)

Description

Gilt metal elongated oval brooch, center set with gold script letter "M" over brown hair in basket weave pattern under glass, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1840
Inscriptions
"M" (Gold letter)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
11/16 in x 1 1/4 in x 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.16
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
101258
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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