Brooch

Date

1856

GUSN

GUSN-101178

Description

Gold oval brooch, center set with brown woven hair under beveled glass and surrounded by a row of natural pearls, engraving and hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
BROOCH

Inscription

"Catherine Ellis / Died July 26th / 1856." (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

622

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Title Gold necklace with locket Accession Number 1987.626
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1987.627
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Title Gold ring Accession Number 1987.631
Title Silver brooch Accession Number 1987.632

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

11/16 in x 7/8 in x 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Edwin Buckingham Sears

Accession Number

1987.628

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. For more information on the collection of Edwin B. Sears see the exhibition catalogue Sander, Penny J., ed. "Earliest Recollections: Furnishings from the Family of Edwin B. Sears" (1984).