Bracelet Clasp

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101072

Description

Rectangular clasp with braided hair under glass set in gold with seed pearl border

Details

Descriptive Terms

bracelets (jewelry)
fasteners
glass (material)
CLASP

Associated Building

Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

515

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin

Accession Number

1966.2249

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.