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1931.1624 (RS7247)

Description

Gold band inset with table-worked brown hair, center plaque engraved "HRC."

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Inscriptions
"HRC" (Engraved)
Location of origin
American
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
finger rings
RING
rings (jewelry)
Dimensions
3/16 in (W), 13/16 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.1624
GUSN
101126
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
Title Gold pendant Accession number 1931.1621 Notes Miss Alice B. Chace, 97 Thayer Street, Providence, RI Carte de Visite of Lydia (Stillwell) Chace by Joshua Appleby Williams of Newport, RI Jewelry and related items donated by Alice B. Chace:
Title Cuff buttons Accession number 1931.1622
Title Hair ring Accession number 1931.1623
Title Gold ring Accession number 1931.1624
Title Necklace Accession number 1931.1638

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