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Necklace Fragment

1928.899 (RS7098)

Description

This necklace of table-worked hair is embellished at the center front with a gold tube mount. The necklace clasped at the center back with a matching gold mount and tube closure (now broken but attached to the necklace with a length of thread).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1880
Material
gold (metal)
human hair
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
gold (metal)
human hair
Necklace
necklaces
Dimensions
1/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1928.899
GUSN
101360
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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Title Hair pendant Accession number 1928.884 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by the Misses Emery:
Title Hair cross Accession number 1928.885
Title Enamel brooch Accession number 1928.887
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1929.888
Title Mourning brooch Accession number 1928.889
Title Hair ring Accession number 1928.890
Title Hair ring Accession number 1928.891
Title Hair ring Accession number 1928.892
Title Hair ring Accession number 1928.893
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1928.894
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1928.895
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1928.896
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1928.897
Title Hair watch chain Accession number 1928.898
Title Hair watch chain Accession number 1928.898
Title Hair chain Accession number 1928.899
Title Hair watch chain Accession number 1928.900

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