Brooch

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101077

Description

Hair and gold brooch, tube of hair encased in gold with engraved flowers, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Associated Building

Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

520

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Credit Line

Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin

Accession Number

1966.2254

Reference Notes

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.