Hair, gold, glass
Overall: 1 3/8 x 3 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 3.5 x 8.3 x 1.9 cm )
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.
Gift of Miss Mary Lamar Erwin
engraved: reverse of clasp: "1850, / M.A.L. Cobb / her Mother's / hair."
This mourning bracelet belonged to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (Mrs. Howell Cobb), commemorating the memory of her mother.
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