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Bracelet (England or United States), ca. 1837

This is a Bracelet. It is dated ca. 1837 and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is hair, gold, ivory, seed pearls, pailettes. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Precious Jewelry of Hair: A Brooch and Bracelet Set for Mourning.

This object was donated by Mrs. Charles W. Lester. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Charles W. Lester.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 11.3 x 9 cm (4 7/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Bracelet (England or United States), ca. 1837; hair, gold, ivory, seed pearls, pailettes; L x W: 11.3 x 9 cm (4 7/16 x 3 9/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Charles W. Lester; 1960-17-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Campana Brothers Select: Works from the Permanent Collection.

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