Bracelet

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1870

GUSN

GUSN-101280

Description

Brown table-worked hair bracelet, gold oval clasp set with a braid of brown hair under beveled glass, safety chain attached.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bracelets (jewelry)
glass (material)
Jewelry
Bracelet
Bracelet

Inscription

"S. J. W." (possibly Sara Jane Wiggin)

Additional Identification Number

726

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

15/16 x 1/8 (WxD), 2 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1927.216

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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