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1930.1029 (RS7153)

Description

Brown and blonde table-worked hair bracelet, gold clasp in the shape of a serpent head and tail, eyes are red stones and neck is set with a row of six turquoises.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment; Body Adornments
Descriptive terms
Bracelet
bracelets (jewelry)
glass (material)
Jewelry
Dimensions
3/8 x 3/8 (WxD), 2 7/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1930.1029
GUSN
101341
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
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 Hair bracelet Accession number 1930.1026 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Marian L. Blake:
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1930.1027
Title Hair chain Accession number 1930.1028
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1930.1029
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1930.1030
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1930.1031
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1930.1032
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1930.1033
Title Hair earrings Accession number 1930.1034
Title d - Hair fragments Accession number 1930.1035 a

Comments

ouroboros #

AvatarPosted by Rebecca on August 29, 2014
Wow I've never seen someone use the ouroboros symbol in mourning jewelry. Very fascinating.