- Museum number
Bracelet of sixteen very finely plaited brown hair strands knotted twice with an engraved gold box clasp with twelve small pearls as flowers in beaded settings. Three gold box chains are attached to the ends, one has an engraved gold heart-shaped drop with six pearls as a flower in beaded settings and a glass compartment with hair on the back. There are initials engraved on the back of each end. In the original leather box with a green silk lining.
- Production date
Diameter: 5 centimetres
Length: 10.50 millimetres (box)
Length: 17 centimetres
Width: 9 centimetres (box)
- Curator's comments
- The hair and gold work are very fine and it is likely that this piece is by Forrer.
See also C. Gere & J. Rudoe, 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World', London, British Museum, 2010, fig. 120, p.167.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2019 Jul- Sep, London, British Museum (G90), 'Woven in hair a recent gift of hairwork jewellery'
- one small ring replaced in different coloured gold.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Bought by donor from Peter Hess 15.6.07
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number