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2007.15.41 (RS9376)

Description

Gold rectangular brooch with border of faceted jet beads, center set with brown hair in basket weave pattern under beveled glass and surrounded by a chased bezel, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1840
Inscriptions
"H. R." (Engraved)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1/2 in x 9/16 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.41
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
101261
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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