Brooch

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-101254

Description

Gilt metal oval brooch, center set with brown and blonde hair under beveled glass, reverse is set with blonde hair in basket weave pattern under beveled glass, hook on reverse (pin is missing).

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

700

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 7/16 in x 1 3/16 in x 5 /16 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.14

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.