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1928.892 (RS7091)

Description

Tapered gold band with bright cut engraving, band cut out in front and inset with table-worked brown hair under a row of twisted gold wires.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Location of origin
American
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
finger rings
RING
rings (jewelry)
Dimensions
5/16 in (W), 1/2 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1928.892
GUSN
101135
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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Title Hair pendant Accession number 1928.884 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by the Misses Emery:
Title Hair cross Accession number 1928.885
Title Enamel brooch Accession number 1928.887
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1929.888
Title Mourning brooch Accession number 1928.889
Title Hair ring Accession number 1928.890
Title Hair ring Accession number 1928.891
Title Hair ring Accession number 1928.892
Title Hair ring Accession number 1928.893
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1928.894
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1928.895
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1928.896
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1928.897
Title Hair watch chain Accession number 1928.898
Title Hair watch chain Accession number 1928.898
Title Hair chain Accession number 1928.899
Title Hair watch chain Accession number 1928.900

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