Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-101189

Description

Gilt metal and jet brooch with scroll border, center set with oval cameo of broken column and flower surrounded by a row of seed pearls, reverse is set with a braid of brown hair under glass, hinged pin and hook.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
pearl (animal material)
gold alloy
enamel (fused coating)
glass (material)
mourning jewelry
Pin, Clothing
Brooch
Brooch

Inscription

"My Mother" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

633

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 5/8 x 1 3/8 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1933.37

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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