Hair Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1820-1850

GUSN

GUSN-102136

Description

Gold oval brooch set with locks of blonde and brown hair under glass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
hair accessories
glass (material)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

1587

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5/16 in x 1/2 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.38

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.