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Memorial Brooch

2006.44.128 (RS8819)

Description

This crescent-shaped gold brooch is set with a braided knot of brunette hair under a curved glass or crystal mount. The center is surrounded by a gold border chased with floral scrolls, then a row of round, faceted jet stones set in gold.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1850
Inscriptions
"F (possibly L?).R.W." (Engraved)
Location of origin
American [use]
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
gold (metal)
human hair
jet (coal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
gold (metal)
human hair
jet (coal)
mourning jewelry
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
3/4 x 3/16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.128
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
101718

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