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1933.1180 (RS7396)

Description

Two bracelets attached together by a safety chain. Brown table-worked hair bracelet with gold rectangular clasp engraved with floral engraving. Gold flexible chain bracelet, center set with a braid of brown hair under beveled glass surrounded by foliate engraving and blue enamel border.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1845
Inscriptions
"M. H. D. / 1845" (Engraved)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BRACELET
bracelets (jewelry)
glass (material)
Dimensions
7/16 in (A); 5/8 in (B) x 3/16 in (A); 3/16 in (B) (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.1180
GUSN
101283
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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