- Museum number
Gold brooch pendant in the form of nine roundels surrounding a central roundel with engraved gold border, each containing hair arrangements under glass; at base a small heart-shaped drop also with hair. The hair in the small roundels is arranged as curls tied with twisted gold wire; the central roundel contains two dark curls secured with gold wire and seed pearls, with further gold wire decoration. The reverse with initials on the back of the small roundels including the date 1852, and on the back of the small drop.
- Production date
- 1852 (circa)
Width: 48 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The initials probably all stand for members of the same family.
See also C. Gere & J. Rudoe, 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World', London, British Museum, 2010, fig. 120, p.167.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2019 Jul- Sep, London, British Museum (G90), 'Woven in hair a recent gift of hairwork jewellery'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by donor from Deirdre Soames at Portobello Road, 13 June 1996.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number