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Brooch

Maker:
Tiffany & Co. (1837–present)
Date:
1868
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Gold, pearls, black enamel, and hair
Dimensions:
With pin: Diam. 1 9/16 in. (4 cm) Without pin: Diam. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
Classification:
Jewelry
Credit Line:
Purchase, Susan and Jon Rotenstreich Gift, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.556
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706
Inscription: [brooch engraved on underside]: Cornelia Ray Hamilton. / BORN DEC. 26TH (TH superscript with 2 dots underneath) 1829. DIED DEC 1ST (ST superscript with 2 dots underneath) 1867.
[box with gilt lettering inside cover]: TIFFANY & C¦o¦ (¦o¦ superscript) / 550 · Broadway · NEW · YORK.
[handwritten on paper label adhered to underside]: Gold & pearl breastpin / with C. Hamilton's hair - / given to me by Mother / January 1868
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