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Nine rows of table-worked brown hair braided together, gold clasp in the shape of a knot with floral engraving.
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 3/8 x 1/2 (WxD), 2 3/4 (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.