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Bracelet Clasp

1966.2249 (RS8158)

Description

Rectangular clasp with braided hair under glass set in gold with seed pearl border

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1880
Associated Building
Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
bracelets (jewelry)
CLASP
fasteners
glass (material)
Accession Number
1966.2249
Credit Line
Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin
GUSN
101072
Reference Notes
For more information on hair jewelry see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry," (1998); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 680-698; Campbell, Mark, "The Art of Hair Work: Hair Braiding and Jewelry of Sentiment with Catalog of Hair Jewelry," Eds. Jules & Kaethe Kliot (facsimile of 1875 printing, 1996); Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 139-143; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 98-107, 214-219.

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