Brooch, set with photograph and hair plait, with pendant attachment, gold / crystal / paper / hair, [England], c.1870

Made in England, United Kingdom, Europe, c.1870.

Brooch, set with photograph and hair plait, with pendant attachment, gold / crystal / paper / hair, [England], c.1870

Large two-sided oval brooch set in gold, front has photograph, a hand coloured bust portrait of a man set behind crystal, the back has a decorative plait of human hair set behind crystal. Set around the bezel is an ornately scrolled frame, with decorative engraving in four corners, featuring small flowers and cross-hatching, Large brooch bar pin attached to reverse with a hook c...

Summary

H7529
Brooch, set with photograph and hair plait, with pendant attachment, gold / crystal / paper / hair, [England], c.1870

Large two-sided oval brooch set in gold, front has photograph, a hand coloured bust portrait of a man set behind crystal, the back has a decorative plait of human hair set behind crystal. Set around the bezel is an ornately scrolled frame, with decorative engraving in four corners, featuring small flowers and cross-hatching, Large brooch bar pin attached to reverse with a hook clasp, also a pendant attachment. The photograph is a bust portrait of Captain R.J. Miller (the donor's grandfather), with a beard, in a suit (hand coloured green).

Dimensions

57 mm
20 mm

Production

c.1870

Source

Gift of Miller, R S , 1964
20 July, 1964

Cite this Object

Brooch, set with photograph and hair plait, with pendant attachment, gold / crystal / paper / hair, [England], c.1870 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 September 2017, <https://ma.as/248681>
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