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Bracelet (mourning)

Bracelet (mourning)
Title
Bracelet (mourning)
Date 
1850
Medium 
Hair, gold, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 3 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 3.5 x 8.3 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
Brown hair bracelet (mourning) with oval oculus clasp fastener with safety chain; the hair is worked in bobbin tulle and is double layered, joined at the outer edges with a row of twisted hair flanked by a row of braided hair; a small locket of hair is tied at the center and fanned out beneath the clasp's glass; the gold frame of the clasp is etched in rinceau design, as well as the end fittings; inscription on reverse.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Mary Lamar Erwin
Object Number 
1949.150
Marks 
engraved: reverse of clasp: "1850, / M.A.L. Cobb / her Mother's / hair."
Gallery Label 
This mourning bracelet belonged to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (Mrs. Howell Cobb), commemorating the memory of her mother.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group