Hair, metal, glass, enamel
Overall: 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. ( 2.2 x 6.4 x 6 cm )
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.
Gift of Miss Isabel M. Smith
engraved: reverse of clasp: "Adela"
This bracelet is made from the hair of the two eldest daughters of the Commodore and Mrs. Henry Eagle, U.S.N.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.