Bracelet

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101287

Description

Brown table-worked hair bracelet with four rows braided together, gold clasp of three ovals with ribbon and foliate engraved design, safety chain attached.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bracelets (jewelry)
BRACELET

Additional Identification Number

733

Related Items

Title Hair chain Accession Number 1943.306
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1943.307
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1943.308

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

11/16 in x 3/8 in (WxD), 3 in (closed) (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1943.308

Reference Notes

Illustrated in Sage, Adrienne, "Wealth, Style and Sentiment," Historic New England, Winter/Spring (2005): 6. 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.