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Mouning Hair Bracelet

Item #100303

 Description:  Mid 1800's mourning bracelet is made from human hair woven into nine strands which are sectioned into groups of three and then braided. The centerpiece is both a compartment and hinged clasp. These compartments generally held more hair, or sometimes a portrait. In this case, the original contents have long disappeared and have been replaced by a 1940's family photo. There is a very heavy patina on the hinge and compartment, making it almost black. I have not attempted to clean nor have I tested it for karat gold. The glass top of the compartment is missing, it was hinged on at one time.

Price reflects unrestored condition. Even with condition flaws, which are not unusual considering it's age, it's still a very wearable and collectable piece.

 Size:  6 3/4" x 5/8"

 Condition:  Fair: Glass cover is missing. Original compartment contents missing. One of the nine hair stands broken near clasp

 Price: $94.00

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