Bracelet

Object Number: 
1940.107
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Hair, metal, glass, enamel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. ( 2.2 x 6.4 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: reverse of clasp: "Adela"
Description: 
Brown hairwork bracelet with metal clasp fastener and safety clip at the center; Jacob's ladder design runs the length of the bracelet with spirals along both edges; the clasp is arabesque shaped with glass set in a bezel with woven hair beneath the glass, clasp is flanked on both sides by oval end fittings, the obverse is worked in reverse inlay with enamel in a foliate design; there is an inscription on the reverse of the clasp.
Gallery Label: 
This bracelet is made from the hair of the two eldest daughters of the Commodore and Mrs. Henry Eagle, U.S.N.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Isabel M. Smith
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group