Pin

Date

ca. 1821

GUSN

GUSN-50491

Description

A rectangular mourning brooch formed from a simple gold frame and crystal enclosing a braid of three different hair colors. The back is inscribed with initials and a date. It closes with a single hinged pin and open C clasp.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (fasteners)
pins (jewelry)
gold (metal)
crystal (lead glass)
hair
Pin

Inscription

"LEC 1821" (Engraved)

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 x .75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.542