Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1804

GUSN

GUSN-101222

Description

This gold oval brooch, center set with gold initials "CM" over a braid of blonde hair under glass, is surrounded by a border of black enamel. It attaches with a hinged pin and hook on the reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
gold (metal)
enamel (fused coating)
Brooch

Inscription

"Chas. Moulton / obt. 27 Feby. / 1804. / At 4" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

666

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

15/16 x 13/16 x 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1913.114

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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