Memorial Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1797

GUSN

GUSN-101874

Description

This circular brooch is set with pale-colored human hair under glass. The center is surrounded by a border of seed pearls set in a gold mount.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
brooches
mourning jewelry
glass (material)
gold (metal)
human hair
pearl (animal material)
Brooch

Inscription

"I J / to / S M / 1797" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

1325

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5/16 (D), 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1971.338

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. For more information on mourning jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 657-710; Deutsch, Davida Tenebaum, "Jewelry for mourning, love, and fancy, 1770-1830," "The Magazine Antiques" (April 1999): 566-575; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 23-31.

Related Items

Title Mourning Ring Accession Number 1971.332
Title Mourning Ring Accession Number 1971.333
Title Mourning Brooch Accession Number 1971.334
Title Mourning Brooch Accession Number 1971.338
Title Mourning Ring Accession Number 1971.339
Title Mourning Ring Accession Number 1971.340