Brooch

Object Number: 
1941.373
Date: 
1800-1875
Medium: 
Hair, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 in. ( 5.7 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Woven hair brooch in shape of 2 loops pulled through each other; gold metal leaf attached to pin decorates the fron; 3 drops dangle from pin attachment (larger central drop detached); loop end covered with metal chased with foliate designs; pin attachment.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession notes, this brooch was made from the hair of Jane McLean Patterson Livingston, the daughter of Matthew Patterson and the wife of Henry Livingston.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Marguerite L. Thomas
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group