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1916.229 (RS6725)

Description

Long rope of hair in ten sections separated by octagonal gold mounts.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1810
Inscriptions
"AM / AM / MF / LA / DM / MD / SH / LG / MM" (Engraved)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
CHAIN, WATCH
fobs
watches
Dimensions
1/8 in (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1916.229
GUSN
101363
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 Mourning ring Accession number 1916.223 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. James H. Beal:
Title Red leather ring box Accession number 1916.224
Title 226 - Ring in black case Accession number 1916.225
Title Ring Accession number 1916.227
Title Hair chain Accession number 1916.229

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