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Description

A rectangular mourning brooch formed from a simple gold frame and crystal enclosing a braid of three different hair colors. The back is inscribed with initials and a date. It closes with a single hinged pin and open C clasp.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1821
Inscriptions
"LEC 1821" (Engraved)
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
crystal (lead glass)
gold (metal)
hair
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
crystal (lead glass)
gold (metal)
hair
Pin
pins (fasteners)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 x .75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.542
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
50491

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