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Gold brooch with a border of six petal-shaped pieces of jet, center set with woven brown hair under beveled glass, hinged pin and hook on reverse.
Title Bead necklace Accession Number 1938.1169
Title Straw chain Accession Number 1938.1170
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1938.1172
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1939.243
3/4 in x 1 in x 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
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.