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Bracelet

1946.697 (RS8008)

Description

Brown table-worked hair bracelet, gold clasp with floral engraving, center features compartment for hair.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1870
Material
gold alloy
human hair
Object type
Adornment; Body Adornments
Descriptive terms
Bracelet
bracelets (jewelry)
gold alloy
human hair
Jewelry
Dimensions
9/16 x 1/8 (WxD), 2 3/16 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1946.697
Credit Line
Bequest of Edgar J. Rollins
GUSN
101275
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 Locket with dictionary Accession number 1939.459 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Edgar J. Rollins:
Title c - Watch Accession number 1943.469 a
Title Pair of tortoiseshell lorgnettes Accession number 1946.170
Title Brooch Accession number 1946.496
Title Ivory Brooch Accession number 1946.524
Title Gold ring Accession number 1946.680
Title Shell locket Accession number 1946.682
Title Jet cuff buttons Accession number 1946.683
Title Enamel studs Accession number 1946.684
Title Three studs Accession number 1946.685
Title Eagle and shield pin Accession number 1946.686
Title Mother of pearl studs Accession number 1946.687
Title Sword brooch Accession number 1946.688
Title Pear earrings Accession number 1946.689
Title Watch chain Accession number 1946.691
Title Pendant Accession number 1946.692
Title Brooch Accession number 1946.694
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1946.697
Title Mother of pearl tie clasps Accession number 1946.646
Title Watch Accession number 1963.73
Title Brooch Accession number 1963.74

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