Bracelet

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1830-1860

GUSN

GUSN-101338

Description

Brown table-worked hair bracelet in round links with gold mounts, gold rectangular clasp with canted corners and center set with a braid of brown hair under glass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"P.C." (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

784

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1/2 x 1/8 (WxD), 1 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1930.1027

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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