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The pin centers a curving glass compartment containing braided brown hair framed by circular-cut black stones (probably jet) that conform to the shape of the compartment. Reverse engraved.

Inscription

D D H Weld EW Weld obt Aug 29 1809 engraved on back. (from card)

Provenance

Collection of Miss Catherine Waters Faucon by 1928; to MFA April 26, 1928, gift. "D D to H. Weld E.W. Weld obt Aug 29 1809"(from object file)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Catherine Waters Faucon

about 1809

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

Overall: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

28.281

Medium or Technique

Gold; hair, jet

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches