Brooch

Date

1863

GUSN

GUSN-101218

Description

Gold oval brooch with engraved border, center set with painting of an unidentified man, reverse is set with blonde and brown hair woven together under glass, hinged pin and hook is a later replacement (safety chain and pin missing).

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
BROOCH

Inscription

"Mary Frances from Aunt / Aug 17. 1863" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

662

Related Items

Title Gold locket Accession Number 1928.1270
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1928.1271

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 5/16 in x 1 1/8 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1928.1271

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.