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2006.31 (RS8785)

Description

Gold octagonal brooch with faceted edge, center set with hair under glass and surrounded by a mother of pearl border, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1814
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
9/16 in x 2 1/16 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.31
GUSN
101371
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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