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Bracelet

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1846 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold and hair

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Bertha H. Parker

  • Museum number:

    M.113-1933

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 81, shelf D6, box 9

The Victorians continued the custom of using hair jewellery in gifts of love and remembrance. Queen Victoria both wore and gave jewellery set with hair. Designs like this bracelet were carefully thought out and skilfully executed .

Physical description

Enamelled gold and plaited hair bracelet, with a pendant in the form of a padlock, inscribed

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1846 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold and hair

Marks and inscriptions

'I.S.P. obt. Augt I 1846 aet 33, in memory of J.S. Parker'
engraved

Dimensions

Height: 1.7 cm, Width: 23.5 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm

Descriptive line

Enamelled gold and hair bracelet, with an engraved pendant in the form of a padlock, England, dated 1846

Materials

Gold; Human hair; Enamel

Subjects depicted

Padlocks

Categories

Jewellery; Death; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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