Brooch

Date

1841

GUSN

GUSN-101188

Description

Gold and enamel rectangular brooch, center set with a braid of brown and gray hair and surrounded by a foliate chased border, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
BROOCH

Inscription

"J. Bradlee / Obt. Aug 25. 1841 / AE 59 Yrs" (Engraved)

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

632

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 1/8 in x 1 5/16 in x 1/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3599

Reference Notes

For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981). 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.