Brooch

Date

1820-1850

GUSN

GUSN-101221

Description

Rectangular gilt metal brooch with border of round amethysts, center set with a lock of brown hair under beveled glass and surrounded by chased bezel, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

665

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in x 3/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1933.1621

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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