Mourning bracelet with case
Hair, gold, diamonds, silver, textile; leather, velvet, metal
Overall (bracelet): 7 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (19.1 x 2.9 cm)
Case: 3 1/2 x 4 in. ( 8.9 x 10.2 cm )
Braided hair mourning bracelet with gold clasp; oval medallion at clasp is clear glass locket (empty) lined with purple textile or paper; silver "M" set with diamond chips on cover of glass locket; gold frame and clasp decorated with chased, braided, and engraved motifs; inscription on reverse of push-button metal clasp; fitted black leather case lined with pale green velvet (hinge broken); retailer's name stamped at underside of case lid.
Underside of case cover stamped in gold: "TIFFANY & CO. / 550 B.WAY, / NEW-YORK"
Underside of clasp engraved: "MEM / 10th July 1851"
Mary Elizabeth Babcock (1808-1851), who married William Lewis Morris (1805-1864); to their son John Babcock Morris (b.1839), who married Mary E. Faitoute; to their son John Babcock Morris Jr. (1881-1957), the donor.
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