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1986.389 (RS8526)

Description

Gilt oval brooch set with a blonde braid of hair under glass and surrounded by a border of tear-drop shaped faceted jet beads and alternating gold beads.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Inscriptions
"C. A. Little" (Engraved)
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 in x 1 1/4 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.389
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
101864
Reference Notes
For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95. 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.
Related Items
Title Mourning brooch Accession number 1986.389 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Amelia Little:
Title Murano glass necklace Accession number 1986.701
Title 3 - Wedding band in original box Accession number 1986.708.1
Title 2 - Ring in box Accession number 1986.709.1
Title Tortoiseshell earring Accession number 1986.1224
Title Locket Accession number 1986.1289
Title Watch chain Accession number 1986.1290
Title Chain necklace Accession number 1986.1291
Title Gold chain necklace Accession number 1986.1292
Title Cross Pendant Accession number 1986.1502 a
Title Vulcanite Bracelet Accession number 1986.1506
Title 2 - Pair of amber bracelets Accession number 1986.1548.1
Title Purple flower brooch Accession number 1986.1549
Title Silver belt buckle Accession number 1986.1557
Title Metal buckle Accession number 1986.1558
Title Silver scroll buckle Accession number 1986.1559
Title Dog collar with bullet Accession number 1986.1566
Title Glass button Accession number 1986.1573
Title NE Telephone Pin Accession number 1986.1578
Title Screw Accession number 1986.1600
Title 7 - Black glass buttons Accession number 1986.1609.1
Title 2 - Pair of gold buttons Accession number 1986.1610.1
Title 6 - Six mother of pearl buttons Accession number 1986.1611.1
Title 5 - Five gold metal buttons Accession number 1986.1612.1
Title Metal stud with scroll Accession number 1986.1613
Title Gold stud Accession number 1986.1614
Title 19 - 19 shirt studs Accession number 1986.1615.1

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