Bracelet

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1862

GUSN

GUSN-101269

Description

Nine rows of table-worked brown hair braided together, gold clasp in the shape of a knot with floral engraving.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bracelets (jewelry)
Jewelry
Bracelet
Bracelet

Additional Identification Number

715

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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 3/8 x 1/2 (WxD), 2 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of William Sumner Appleton

Accession Number

1919.593

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.