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

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Description
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).

Made: 1865 - 1875
H7529
Production date
1865 - 1875
Width
57 mm
Depth
20 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Gift of Miller, R.S., 1964

This object record is currently incomplete. The information available may date back as far as 125 years. Other information may exist in a non-digital form. The Museum continues to update and add new research to collection records.
Subjects
+ Metalworking
+ Mourning jewellery
+ Hairwork jewellery
+ Miller, R J
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{{cite web |url=http://from.ph/248681 |title=H7529 Brooch, set with photograph and hair plait, with pendant attachment, gold / crystal / paper / hair, [England], c.1870 |author=Powerhouse Museum |accessdate=24 April 2014 |publisher=Powerhouse Museum, Australia}}


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