Collection Type

  • Jewelry






Circular locket with chased floral border, center set with a lock of black and gray hair under glass and surrounded by a twisted rope bezel, pendant loop at top.


Descriptive Terms

pendants (jewelry)
glass (material)


"T. B. / Obt. 1826. AE. 56. / E.F.A. / Obt. 1829. AE 30. / C. H. A. / AE 12 Mos" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number





1/8 in (D), 1 1/8 in (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Alice Badger

Accession Number


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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