Necklace

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101326

Description

Necklace consisting of a tube of woven hair with gold octagonal hinged clasp with scrolled engraving.

Details

Descriptive Terms

necklaces
NECKLACE

Additional Identification Number

772

Related Items

Title Mourning ring Accession Number 1935.646
Title Hand bracelet Accession Number 1944.732
Title Hair necklace Accession Number 1944.733

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1/2 in (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1944.733

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.