Collection Type

  • Jewelry






Gold circular locket front engraved with the initial "EML" and surrounded by blue enamel scrolls and engraved decoration, reverse is engraved with a village scene with a light and dark blue enamel scroll border, inside compartments contain dark brown and blonde locks of hair under glass.


Descriptive Terms

glass (material)


"EML" (Engraved)

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number





1 5/8 in x 1 1/8 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

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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