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Brown table-worked hair band with gold buckle findings.
Reportedly made with the hair of a beloved Boston minister, this ring belonged to the donor's mother.
"F. M." (Engraved)
Title Tortoiseshell hair comb Accession Number 1924.672
Title Ring Accession Number 1924.903
Title Hair Ring Accession Number 1924.904
3/16 (W), 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Kingman
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.
1882-1885 (years bracketing death of Rev. Cudworth and marriage of Florence Morrison)