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Hatpin

2007.15.115 (RS9235)

Description

Hatpin with a teardrop-shaped tortoiseshell head with gold piqué point decoration.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
HATPIN
hatpins
Dimensions
1/2 in x 1/2 in (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.115
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
102620
Reference Notes
For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115.

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