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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.
Title Irish Bogwood Brooch Accession Number 1933.1618
Title Irish Moss Brooch Accession Number 1933.1619
Title Scotch stone brooch Accession Number 1933.1620
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1933.1621
1 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in x 3/8 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.