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Nine rows of dark brown table-worked hair braided together, gold engraved bowknot clasp, hidden push button closure.
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1919.592
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1919.593
Title Accession Number Carte de visite of Harriot (Coffin) Sumner and her granddaughter, the donor, as a child in Sumner oversize file
Title Accession Number Carte de visite of Harriot (Coffin) Sumner in Sumner oversize file
Adornment; Body Adornments
1 5/16 x 5/16 (WxD), 2 15/16 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of William Sumner Appleton
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.
Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)