Collection Type

  • Jewelry






Gold oval brooch with scroll engraved border, center set with a lock of brown hair under beveled glass, hinged pin and hook on reverse.


Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
Pin, ClothingBroochBrooch


"M. A. L. / April 10th 1845" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number


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Object Type

Clothing; Clothing Accessories


15/16 x 1 1/8 x 3/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number


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; Navarro, Irene Guggenheim, "Hairwork of the Nineteenth Century," "The Magazine Antiques" (March 2001) For more information on mourning jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 657-710; Deutsch, Davida Tenebaum, "Jewelry for mourning, love, and fancy, 1770-1830," "The Magazine Antiques" (April 1999): 566-575; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 23-31.