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Mourning bracelet

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A bracelet of braided brown hair with gold ends and rectangular clasp with minute glass panel on top showing loose lock of hair inside, on back of clasp: J. Q. Adams, engraved.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

American, About 1848

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24.5 x 4 x 1 cm (9 5/8 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Human hair braided, glass and gold metal engraved


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets