Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1844

GUSN

GUSN-101179

Description

This oval brooch is set with a swirl of blonde and brown hair under beveled glass. It is mounted in a plain gold border and closes with a hinged pin and hook on the reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
mourning jewelry
glass (material)
human hair
gold (metal)
Brooch

Inscription

"J. C. L. / Obt. Jany. 21st 1840 / A. L. / Obt. April 8th 1841. / J. F. L. / Obt. Sepr. 20th 1843 / N. L. / Obt. March 18th 1844 / Mary B. Low." (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

623

Related Items

Title Mother of pearl seal Accession Number 1921.299
Title Mosaic brooch Accession Number 1921.316
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1921.317

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 3/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of John Robinson

Accession Number

1921.317

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.