Brooch

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101078

Description

Hair brooch, oval surmount with hair bead border and stylized gold twisted wire flower in center, supporting gold and hair lyre pendant, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Associated Building

Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

521

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin

Accession Number

1966.2255

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.