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Bracelet

Object Number: 
INV.12511a
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Hair, gold, glass, daguerreotype
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 3 1/4 x 3/8 in. ( 10.2 x 8.3 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: center, reverse of locket / clasp: "J.F.V.B."
Description: 
Brown woven hair bracelet with gold clasp fastener / locket, safety chain and charms; the bracelet is tubular with medallion shaped fittings at the ends and locket / clasp, all with scroll and floral design; locket has daguerreotype of a man inside beneath glass; the safety chain has two woven hair charms with metal fittings, one is in the form of a cross, the other is in the form of an acorn; inscription on reverse of locket / clasp.
Gallery Label: 
This bracelet belonged to Josephine Frederica Van Beuren, connected with the Van Beuren House formerly on West 14th Street in New York City. The locket contains a daguerreotype of an unidentified man.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Richard H. Reeve, 1960
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group