Brooch

Date

1800-1820

GUSN

GUSN-101176

Description

Gilt metal rectangular brooch with canted corners, center set with brown hair in basket weave pattern and gold script letter T under glass, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
BROOCH

Inscription

"T" (Gold cipher)

Additional Identification Number

620

Related Items

Title Gold brooch Accession Number 1922.1055
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1922.1056
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1922.1057
Title Hair earrings Accession Number 1922.1058

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

7/8 in x 7/16 in (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1922.1056

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.