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1928.896 (RS139963)

Description

This bracelet is composed of brunette, table-worked human hair closed with a gold octagonal clasp set with a purple-colored paste stone.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Inscriptions
Bracelet: "M. L. M"

Note: "Dear Martha, / Will you accept this bracelet a braid of Mary's / hair as a token of love from your truly affectionate. / S H Emery" (Engraved and Ink)
Material
gold (metal)
human hair
paste (glass)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Bracelet
bracelets (jewelry)
gold (metal)
human hair
paste (glass)
Dimensions
1/2 x 3/16 (WxD), 2 1/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1928.896
Credit Line
Gift of the Misses Emery
GUSN
101474
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 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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