Gold band inset with table-worked brown hair. Center plaque has black enamel spelling "Lydia." in Gothic script.
Tag: "Lydia A. Trippe / wife of / Samuel G. Trippe / over, / Given to her by / her sister / Susan Amanda / Newhall" Center plaque: "Lydia" Inside band: "from Amanda" (Ink on paper, engraving, and enamel)
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- 1/4 in (W), 7/8 in (diameter) (inches)
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- 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.
- Related Items
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Title Necklace Accession number 1931.1638