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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)
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)
Title Tortoiseshell hair comb Accession Number 1924.672
Title Ring Accession Number 1924.903
Title Hair Ring Accession Number 1924.904