Bracelet

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1870

GUSN

GUSN-101275

Description

Brown table-worked hair bracelet, gold clasp with floral engraving, center features compartment for hair.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bracelets (jewelry)
human hair
gold alloy
Jewelry
Bracelet
Bracelet

Additional Identification Number

721

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

9/16 x 1/8 (WxD), 2 3/16 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Edgar J. Rollins

Accession Number

1946.697

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.

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