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Bracelet

1927.216 (RS7020)

Description

Brown table-worked hair bracelet, gold oval clasp set with a braid of brown hair under beveled glass, safety chain attached.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1870
Inscriptions
"S. J. W." (possibly Sara Jane Wiggin)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment; Body Adornments
Descriptive terms
Bracelet
bracelets (jewelry)
glass (material)
Jewelry
Dimensions
15/16 x 1/8 (WxD), 2 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.216
GUSN
101280
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 watch Accession number 1926.128 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. George S. Selfridge:
Title Mourning brooch Accession number 1927.214
Title Jet pin Accession number 1927.215
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1927.216
Title Mourning ring Accession number 1927.217
Title Hair pin Accession number 1927.218

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