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Hat pin

  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, made)
    Great Britain (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel and glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Major and Mrs Broughton

  • Museum number:

    T.291A-1972

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hat pin made of steel and with an amber glass drop head.

Place of Origin

France (possibly, made)
Great Britain (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Steel and glass

Object history note

This hatpin was owned by Cara Broughton, née Cara Leland Huttleston Rogers (1867-1939), who married Urban Hanlon Broughton (1857-1929) in 1895. As Urban H. Broughton died before he could be elevated to a peerage, their eldest son Urban H.R. Broughton (1896-1966) became 1st Baron Fairhaven of Lode on 20 March 1929, while Cara became 1st Lady Fairhaven. This barony became extinct on Urban H.R.Broughton's death, but a later barony, Baron Fairhaven of Anglesey Abbey, co. Cambridge, was granted to him in 1961, with a remainder to his brother, Henry (1900-1973), to enable this title to continue after his death without male heirs.

This forms part of a large donation of late 19th and early 20th century garments and accessories (with a few historical textiles) donated to the Museum in 1972 by Cara's grandson and Henry's son, Major Ailwyn Broughton and his wife, a year before Ailwyn became Lord Fairhaven following his father's death.

Descriptive line

Hat pin made of steel, possibly made in France or Great Britain, ca. 1900

Materials

Steel; Glass

Categories

Fashion; Metalwork; Jewellery; Hats & headwear; Accessories; Clothing

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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