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Two bracelets attached together by a safety chain. Brown table-worked hair bracelet with gold rectangular clasp engraved with floral engraving. Gold flexible chain bracelet, center set with a braid of brown hair under beveled glass surrounded by foliate engraving and blue enamel border.
"M. H. D. / 1845" (Engraved)
7/16 in (A); 5/8 in (B) x 3/16 in (A); 3/16 in (B) (WxD) (inches)
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.
Title Hair necklace Accession Number 1933.1173
Title Hair chain Accession Number 1933.1174
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1933.1175
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1933.1176
Title Hair cross brooch Accession Number 1933.1177
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1933.1178
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1933.1179
Title Hair bracelets Accession Number 1933.1180 ab