Brooch

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-101258

Description

Gilt metal elongated oval brooch, center set with gold script letter "M" over brown hair in basket weave pattern under glass, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
BROOCH

Inscription

"M" (Gold letter)

Additional Identification Number

704

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.16

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.