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Bracelet

1927.1108 (RS6996)

Description

Fourteen strands of brown table-worked hair joined together with vertical rows of gold beads, pierced brass rectangular clasp set with seven red glass stones.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1870
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
hair
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Bracelet
bracelets (jewelry)
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
hair
Dimensions
1 3/8 x 1/4 (WxD), 2 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.1108
Credit Line
Gift of Miss C. B. Dobson
GUSN
101327
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 Watch charm Accession number 1927.1070 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Dobson:
Title Brooch Accession number 1927.1072
Title Bouquet holder Accession number 1927.1079
Title Bouquet holder Accession number 1927.1080
Title Bouquet holder Accession number 1927.1081
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1927.1082
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1927.1083
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1927.1108
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1927.1109
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1927.1110
Title Necklace Accession number 1927.1111
Title Necklace Accession number 1927.1112
Title Slide buckle Accession number 1927.1116

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