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Bracelet

1940.955 (RS7837)

Description

Dark brown table-worked hair bracelet with gold plated rectangular clasp with scalloped border engraved with scrolls and set with a braid of hair under glass.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1856
Inscriptions
"From Frank" (Engraved)
Material
glass (material)
gold (metal)
human hair
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Bracelet
bracelets (jewelry)
glass (material)
gold (metal)
human hair
Dimensions
3/4 x 3/16 (WxD), 2 1/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1940.955
Credit Line
Bequest of Mrs. Lizzie F. C. Lansing
GUSN
101289
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 Daguerreotype of Barbara Williams Campbell Cotton, 1856 Accession number 1930.600 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. Edmund Henry Lansing:
Title Daguerreotype of John Francis Cotton, 1856 Accession number 1932.601
Title Daguerreotype of B.W. Cotton Accession number 1932.602
Title Tintype of Lizzie Frances Cotton, 1865 Accession number 1932.603
Title Photograph of donor's mother, Barbara W. Cotton Accession number 1940.949
Title Photograph of donor's father, John Francis Cotton Accession number 1940.950
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1940.955
Title Gold locket Accession number 1940.956
Accession number CDV of Lizzie Francis Cotton as a child

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