Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1820-1850

GUSN

GUSN-101204

Description

This small gold diamond-shaped brooch is set with woven brown and gray hair under glass. The brooch closes with a hinged pin and C-hook on the reverse

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"M. B." (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

648

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 1/4 x 13/16 x 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of William B. de las Casas

Accession Number

1931.58

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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