Tie pin

about 1830–40


Object Place: New England, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2cm (7/8in.)

Accession Number

RES.58.5

Medium or Technique

Gold and black enamel, hair

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

Tie pin with gold mount with black enamel border enclosing lock of hair under glass; pin clasp on back.

Provenance

Belonged to Joseph Moore (1804-1855) of Ware, Massachusetts, and depicted in the portrait of his family by Erastus Salisbury Field in the Museum collection (58.25); by descent to his great-granddaughter Helen E. Farrar, Sheborn, Massachusetts.

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik