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HAIRPIN

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Hair pin is composed of two long prongs attached to the upper section. The prongs are plain except for a section where the metal is twisted in the upper half of the prongs. The top of the hair pin has an elaborate openwork decorated with scrolls of leaves and flowers, which are partially engraved. The stems of the leaves are stippled. This design contines on to the upper part of the prongs in a pattern of curls.

Object name:
HAIRPIN
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
USA
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
17.4
Class:
JEWELRY
Signature marks:
MARK Sterling [on back]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973