Brooch

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101252

Description

Gold square brooch with black enamel border with gold Greek key design, center set with a lock of brown hair under glass and surrounded by gold chased foliate border, hinge and hook on reverse (pin missing).

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
BROOCH

Inscription

"E. S. Drury" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

698

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Title Gold necklace with locket Accession Number 1987.626
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1987.627
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Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1987.629
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Title Gold ring Accession Number 1987.631
Title Silver brooch Accession Number 1987.632

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Edwin Buckingham Sears

Accession Number

1987.629

Reference Notes

For more information on the collection of Edwin B. Sears see the catalogue Sander, Penny J., ed. "Earliest Recollections: Furnishings from the Family of Edwin B. Sears" (1984). 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.