Hairwork brooch from jewelry set

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Titles Hairwork brooch from jewelry set
Description Brooch with tubular braided hair cinched at four equidistant points with tubular gold-alloy (est.) mountings that attach the braid to a gold frame. Attached to the top of the mounting is a heart-shaped shield from which is suspended an ornament of braided hair in heart-shaped gold mounting. A horizontal stick pin protrudes from the back. Part of a set with 8030.3.2-3. Made from donor's and sister's hair when they were young children.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 1 1/2 inches height
1 1/2 inches width
3/4 inch depth
Nomenclature brooch
Materials hair (material)
gold (est.)
Subjects Used by: Cardozo, Nellie
Children and adolescents
Used in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Clothing. Women's Jewelry. Hair Jewelry
Clothing. Women's Jewelry. Sets
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1860 - Not later than 1870
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 8030.3.1 (Accession Number)

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