Brooch

Date

1836

GUSN

GUSN-101251

Description

Gold brooch with black enamel border with gold scrolls, center sent with braid of brown hair under beveled glass surrounded by chased gold border, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
BROOCH

Inscription

"A T / Died Aug 29 1836 / Aged 24" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

697

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 in x 1 1/4 in x 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.28

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.