Brooch

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101238

Description

Brown table-worked hair brooch in the form of a Roman cross set on gold mount, gold terminals on each arm, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

682

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1922.1057

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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