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

Maker

Unknown

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.

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