Memorial Brooch

Date

1830-1850

GUSN

GUSN-101718

Description

This crescent-shaped gold brooch is set with a braided knot of brunette hair under a curved glass or crystal mount. The center is surrounded by a gold border chased with floral scrolls, then a row of round, faceted jet stones set in gold.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
mourning jewelry
gold (metal)
human hair
jet (coal)
mourning jewelry
Brooch

Inscription

"F (possibly L?).R.W." (Engraved)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1169
J010

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American [use]

Dimensions

3/4 x 3/16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.128