Brooch

Date

1780-1820

GUSN

GUSN-101257

Description

Square brooch with paste border, center set with hair under glass, engraved on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
BROOCH

Inscription

"EHF" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

703

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1/2 in x 1/2 in x 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.17

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.