Bracelet

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1856

GUSN

GUSN-101289

Description

Dark brown table-worked hair bracelet with gold plated rectangular clasp with scalloped border engraved with scrolls and set with a braid of hair under glass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bracelets (jewelry)
human hair
glass (material)
gold (metal)
Bracelet

Inscription

"From Frank" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

735

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Title Daguerreotype of Barbara Williams Campbell Cotton, 1856 Accession Number 1930.600
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Title Photograph of donor's mother, Barbara W. Cotton Accession Number 1940.949
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Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1940.955
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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Lizzie F. C. Lansing

Accession Number

1940.955

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.