Hatpin

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-102620

Description

Hatpin with a teardrop-shaped tortoiseshell head with gold piqué point decoration.

Details

Descriptive Terms

hatpins
HATPIN

Additional Identification Number

2072

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1/2 in x 1/2 in (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.115

Reference Notes

For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115.