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Bracelet

Bracelet
Title
Bracelet
Date 
1846
Medium 
Hair, gold
Dimensions 
overall: 1/4 x 7 1/8 x 1 in.
Description 
Knotted hairwork bracelet with gold clasp fastener with fittings for safety chain (missing); a row of spiral design runs the center of the bracelet, flanked by rows of herringbone design; the clasp and fittings are engraved with acanthus leaves, inscription on obverse.
Credit Line 
Gift of Helen M. Turner, 1918
Object Number 
INV.12509e
Marks 
engraved: center of clasp: "SAT 1846"
Gallery Label 
According to a note found with this bracelet, it belonged to Sophie A. Turner of Brooklyn, New York, sister in law to John Pintard's granddaughter, Helen M. Davidson.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group