Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-101215

Description

Circular brooch set with border of pastes, bezel center set with light brown hair under glass and surrounded by blue enamel border, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
Pin, Clothing
Brooch
Brooch

Inscription

"M A W" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

659

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1/4 (D), 1 1/8 (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1927.879

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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