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Brown and blonde table-worked hair bracelet, gold clasp in the shape of a serpent head and tail, eyes are red stones and neck is set with a row of six turquoises.
3/8 x 3/8 (WxD), 2 7/8 (diameter) (inches)
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
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.
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1930.1026
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1930.1027
Title Hair chain Accession Number 1930.1028
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1930.1029
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1930.1030
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1930.1031
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1930.1032
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1930.1033
Title Hair earrings Accession Number 1930.1034
Title d - Hair fragments Accession Number 1930.1035 a