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What is this?

Band of tightly braided brown human hair hinged with gold mounts to oval framed decoration of pearls, pailettes, hair and the initials MAS in form of horn-of-plenty

This is a bracelet from United States. It is dated ca. 1837 and we acquired it in 1960. Gift of Mrs. Charles W. Lester.

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Its medium is

hair, gold, ivory, seed pearls, pailettes

Its dimensions are

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

This object was catalogued by Christa C. Mayer and donated by Mrs. Charles W. Lester

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This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Bracelet (England or United States), ca. 1837 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=1 August 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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