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Gold and jet rectangular brooch, center set with a braid of blonde hair under beveled glass and surrounded by foliate chased gold border, hinged pin and hook on reverse.
"Sarah Jane Howard / Obt. Oct. 1 1838 / AE. 26" (Engraved)
Title Gold watch Accession Number 1926.128
Title Mourning brooch Accession Number 1927.214
Title Jet pin Accession Number 1927.215
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1927.216
Title Mourning ring Accession Number 1927.217
Title Hair pin Accession Number 1927.218
Title Card case of Sarah Jane Howard Accession Number 1927.219
Title Silhouette of Sarah Jane Howard Accession Number 1927.220
Clothing; Clothing Accessories
1 in x 1 1/4 in x 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
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.