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Hatpin

1924.99ab (RS6931)

Description

Pair of round tortoiseshell hatpins with piqué posé inlaid bird and flower design, each has smaller tortoiseshell ball with matching design on a chain attached to the shaft.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
HATPIN
hatpins
Dimensions
7/8 in x 7/8 in (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1924.99ab
GUSN
102623
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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