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Memorial Brooch

1941.1049 (RS7843)

Description

This small oval ivory brooch is decorated with the monogram "HC" delineated in cut human hair. The ivory is set in a gold bezel and placed under glass.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1810
Inscriptions
"HC" (Hair)
Material
gold (metal)
human hair
ivory (tooth component)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
gold (metal)
human hair
ivory (tooth component)
mourning jewelry
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
5/8 x 1/2 x 3/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1941.1049
GUSN
102885
Reference Notes
For more information on mourning jewelry see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 25-34.
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Title c - Set of studs Accession number 1941.1053 a
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Title Shell necklace Accession number 1941.1064
Title Shell necklace Accession number 1941.1065
Title Flower pin Accession number 1941.1075
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