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Bracelet

1941.1427 (RS7860)

Description

Brown table-worked hair bracelet, gold plated clasp with scalloped edge and foliate engraving, center set with a tin type portrait of an unidentified man, safety chain attached to clasp.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Material
tin (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BRACELET
bracelets (jewelry)
tin (metal)
Dimensions
1 3/16 in x 3/16 in (WxD), 2 7/8 in (closed) (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1941.1427
GUSN
101278
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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