Memorial Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1869

GUSN

GUSN-101742

Description

This oval-shaped brooch is set with a braided knot of human hair under glass. The center is surrounded by a border of drop-shaped faceted jet set in gold mounts. Suspended from the center base of the oval on a thin gold link chainis a pendant tableworked hair cross with gold mounts.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

On brooch: "J.H.D./Feb 8th 1869." On note one: "Breast him/ with my father/ Hair & Grey cross/ of mothers Hair/ MD Phillips" On note two with one brown and one clear stone: "Not to be set" (engrave and cursive)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1193
J120

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American[use]

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 3/8 x 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.7