Brooch

Date

1840-1870

GUSN

GUSN-101193

Description

Stamped gilt metal brooch with scroll design, center set with woven brown hair under beveled glass and surrounded by a row of pearls, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

637

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 3/8 in x 2 in x 3/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1931.989

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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