Bracelet

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1857

GUSN

GUSN-101268

Description

Nine rows of dark brown table-worked hair braided together, gold engraved bowknot clasp, hidden push button closure.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bracelets (jewelry)
Jewelry
Bracelet
Bracelet

Additional Identification Number

714

Related Items

Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1919.592
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Title Accession Number Carte de visite of Harriot (Coffin) Sumner in Sumner oversize file

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment; Body Adornments

Dimensions

1 5/16 x 5/16 (WxD), 2 15/16 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of William Sumner Appleton

Accession Number

1919.592

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.

Places

Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)