Brooch

Date

1790-1820

GUSN

GUSN-101256

Description

Gold octagonal brooch, center set with palette worked hair curls, seed pearls and twisted gold wire over a milk glass background, hinge and hook on reverse (pin is missing), loop attachment at top for chain.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

702

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 1/4 in x 11/16 in x 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.18

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.