Bracelet

American or European
1864


Object Place: U.S.A. or Europe

Dimensions

Height x width x depth : 2.1 x 7.5 x 9.5 cm (13/16 x 2 15/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

64.735

Medium or Technique

Gold, glass, and hair

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

This hinged gold bracelet of hollow tubing has a hanging ball-shaped locket attached by a jump ring to a stationary band that goes around the tube. Inside the hinged locket there is a rotating ball with four compartments which contain braided hair under a crystal cover: inscribed FATHER, MOTHER, GEORGE, ROBERT. Donor’s grandfather was George Billings of Boston. Also inscribed on rotating ball is RCB TO HMW, 1864. It has a safety chain and a tongue in groove clasp. Good condition.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Joseph A. Cushman