Brooch

Date

1830-1850

GUSN

GUSN-101260

Description

Gilt metal brooch with black enamel and gold letters "IN MEMORY OF" on border, center set with brown hair in basket weave pattern under beveled glass and surrounded by a gilt metal chased border, pin and hook are missing on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
BROOCH

Inscription

"IN MEMORY OF" (Gold paint)

Additional Identification Number

706

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5/8 in x 13/16 in x 1/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.40

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.