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Bracelet

Object Number: 
INV.12691.60
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Hair, gold, glass
Dimensions: 
overall (clasped): 3/8 x 2 7/8 x 1 in. ( 1 x 7.3 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Child's bracelet (mourning?) made of dark brown hairwork with gold clasp fastener with oval oculus on the reverse; hair is woven in alternating rows of ladder pattern and honeycomb design; clasp is arabesque shaped in rinceau design on obverse; beleved glass oculus at the center, reverse, shows dark brown hair (different from bracelet) worked in a Turk's knot, gold fittings on either side are half arabesque shaped with rinceau design on obverse.
Gallery Label: 
This bracelet was in a jewelry box which belonged to Adelaide L. Livingston (1852-1909).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston, 1951
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group