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   Whether fashioned by a home crafter or professionally by a hair weaver or a jewelry maker, hair jewelry was the height of the romanticism and sentiment that characterized the Victorian era. Some pieces were done as mourning pieces or "momento mori" ("remember you must die"). 

   While some may find this morbid, for the Victorians death was a common and accepted part of everyday life especially due to the higher infant mortality rate of the time and the devastation of the Civil War.

   Hair jewelry was not always mourning jewelry, however, as it was also crafted as love tokens from sweethearts, family members and cherished friends.  Rings might be engraved with loving messages and memorials either on the face or inside the band, and might also have hidden compartments for the hair.

   Brooches came in all sizes from the daintiest lace pin, worn by both men and women, to a larger 3" oval meant to be worn at the neck. Watch chains and bracelets often show the most ingenious hair weaving techniques with more than one color of hair often used, as perhaps a chain given by three daughters to their father.

 

VICTORIAN    gold and enameled brooch with plaited thick
  blonde hair under glass with extended pin stem, In Memory Of
  encircling frame, and engraved on back, 1-1/2 by 2: 
  Ms Buchannan, died 12th Nov 1843 
     John Wilson died 4th June 1843 
      Seen in Christie Romero's Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 35 and 
in
  Becker's Antique  Twentieth Century Jewelry on page 
106.
  It also was featured in  Southeastern Antiquing 
    Collecting Magazine , August 2003.

GEORGIAN/early VICTORIAN  
		rare pinchbeck and woven hair bracelet with a faceted purple paste stone 
		in a cannetille work clasp. Four colors of plaited hair made up this 
		bracelet, which makes me wonder if it might have been made by four 
		daughters for their mother.It is 7 long and 1-1/4 wide. It was 
		featured in  
		 
		 Southeastern Antiquing  Collecting Magazine   , 
		August 2003.Similar Victorian hair jewelry bracelet designs can be seen 
		in   A. 
		Bernard  Co.    Catalogue 1870.

VICTORIAN  palette work 
hair flower bouquet
  set into a
  gold with black enameling lover's knot brooch, 2. VICTORIAN  palette work 
hair flower bouquet
  set into a
  gold with black enameling lover's knot brooch, 2.

   VICTORIAN gold and enameled brooch with plaited thick blonde hair under glass with extended pin stem, "In Memory Of" encircling frame, and engraved on back, 1-1/2" by 2": 
Ms Buchannan, died 12th Nov 1843
John Wilson died 4th June 1843
Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 35 and in Becker's "Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" on page 106.   It also was featured in Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting Magazine, August 2003.  View   View   View   View  #V9521

  GEORGIAN/early VICTORIAN rare pinchbeck and woven hair bracelet with a faceted purple paste stone in a cannetille work clasp. Four colors of plaited hair made up this bracelet, which makes me wonder if it might have been made by four daughters for their mother. It is 7" long and 1-1/4" wide.  It was featured in Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting Magazine, August 2003. Similar Victorian hair jewelry bracelet designs can be seen in A. Bernard & Co. Catalogue 1870.     View   View   View   View   View   View   #V1957

   VICTORIAN palette work hair flower bouquet set into a gold with black enameling lover's knot brooch, 2".   View   View   View   #V29441    

 

VICTORIAN hair jewelry, 
a
14-15 karat yellow gold framed bracelet of fifteen hollow tubular links, each a
beautifully woven memento with varying tones of hair, and each link
inscribed with the source monogram, 6 3/4 x 1 1/2. This is 
probably
the loveliest token of friendship I have ever seen, and one of the most 
unusual.
Similar to one shown in the reprint of The Art of Hair Work, 
1875 by Mark
Campbell, page 285.

GEORGIAN/EARLY 
VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold earrings, each a foil-backed closed 
collet
  set dark
citrines suspending an acorn-shaped hair pendant on early hinged ear wire
findings, 1-1/2. This pattern is shown in the reprint of The Art 
of Hair
Work, 1875 by Mark Campbell, page 121.

VICTORIAN brooch with 
two-toned
plaited locks of hair interwoven within seed pearl and onyx surround and 
safety chain, 1-1/8.

VICTORIAN hair jewelry, a 14-15 karat yellow gold framed bracelet of fifteen hollow tubular links, each a beautifully woven memento with varying tones of hair, and each link inscribed with the source monogram, 6 3/4" x 1 1/2". This is probably the loveliest token of friendship I have ever seen, and one of the most unusual. Similar to one shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 285.    View   View    View   View   View   #V32065

GEORGIAN/EARLY VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold earrings, each a foil-backed closed collet set dark citrines suspending an acorn-shaped hair pendant on early hinged ear wire findings, 1-1/2". This pattern is shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 121.  #V32067

VICTORIAN brooch with two-toned plaited locks of hair interwoven within seed pearl and onyx surround and safety chain, 1-1/8".  View   #V32066

 

GEORGIAN/VICTORIAN  15 
carat yellow gold hair
 bracelet with tiny seed pearls and curl over plaited gray-blonde hair, blue 
enamel,
 engraved on the back John Burdon, b. Octr 14th 1811, d. Novr 12th 
1893,
 6-1/3 around the inside with the front navette shape 1-7/8 by 
1. Rev. John Burdon was a son of Rowland
 Burdon and lived at Castle Eden Dene in northern England. The navette shape
 and style of this bracelet is very typically Georgian (See Dawes 
 Collings
 Georgian Jewellery, 1714-1830 pages 145  160 for examples) 
but the later date
 engravedis Victorian. The box shown
 with it is good for display but it will not close with the bracelet inside
 as it is not deep enough. VICTORIAN  Etruscan 
Revival
 15 carat yellow gold, Persian turquoise and seed pearls brooch and earrings
 with twisted wire work, foxtails and plaited hair back compartment all in
 original box, brooch 3 by 1-3/4, earrings 2-1/4 total 
length. VICTORIAN 14 
karat
 yellow gold braceletwith tiny star design on four-strand band with 
oval
 center double-sided finely woven hair or photo compartments, circa 1880.
 Hand engraved flowers and leaves decorate each side of the center oval and
 the oval itself as well as the catch, delicately and beautifully done. This
 is an unusually long 8 length and 5/8 band with 1-3/4 by 
1-1/2 center.
GEORGIAN/VICTORIAN 15 carat yellow gold hair bracelet with tiny seed pearls and curl over plaited gray-blonde hair, blue enamel, engraved on the back "John Burdon, b. Octr 14th 1811, d. Novr 12th 1893", 6-1/3" around the inside with the front navette shape 1-7/8" by 1". Rev. John Burdon was a son of Rowland Burdon and lived at Castle Eden Dene in northern England. The navette shape and style of this bracelet is very typically Georgian (See  Dawes & Collings "Georgian Jewellery, 1714-1830" pages 145 & 160 for examples) but the later date engraved is Victorian. The box shown with it is good for display but it will not close with the bracelet inside as it is not deep enough.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V33003 VICTORIAN Etruscan Revival 15 carat yellow gold, Persian turquoise and seed pearls brooch and earrings with twisted wire work, foxtails and plaited hair back compartment all in original box, brooch 3" by 1-3/4", earrings 2-1/4" total length.   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V33029 VICTORIAN 14 karat yellow gold bracelet with tiny star design on four-strand band with oval center double-sided finely woven hair or photo compartments, circa 1880. Hand engraved flowers and leaves decorate each side of the center oval and the oval itself as well as the catch, delicately and beautifully done. This is an unusually long 8" length and 5/8" band with 1-3/4" by 1-1/2" center.   View   View   View   #V32800 

 

GEORGIAN 14 karat gold hair ring on blue enamel with seed pearls 
	and hair bows under glass, engraved WC ob 5 
	Sept 1790 at 74, with original box, It is set above blue foil or blue 
	enamel, even under magnification it is hard to tell which. Fabulous detail 
	and design in this 220-year-old ring. The size is 7-3/4 and it is 1-1/4 
	along the finger. It came to me in it's own little blue ring box. VICTORIAN  snake coil 
	bracelet with 14 karat yellow gold and garnets and a woven hair band, 
	approximately 14 total length by 1/2 wide, snake head 2 long. This is in 
	amazing condition, as though it has never been worn, circa 1880. To see an 
	original 1870 Hair Jewelry Catalogue with many examples of this work, please 
	click    HERE    
	and a snake bracelet can be seen
	 
	HERE. 
	A similar piece can be seen in the book Jewellery in the Age of Victoria 
	by Gere  Rudoe on page 168, where they have a page of photos of hair 
	jewelry from the Victorian  Albert Museum. They say the pieces shown there 
	are European. VICTORIAN 1842 ring with 
diamonds in a flower shape set on blue enamel in 15 carat yellow gold, hallmarked for 1842 London and 
marked WE for William Eaton and the number 8, size 9-1/2 and 1/2 along the 
finger. This is Georgian in style and isdated just 5 year after the 
Georgian reign.
GEORGIAN  14 karat gold hair ring on blue enamel with seed pearls and hair bows under glass, engraved "WC ob 5 Sept 1790 at 74", with original box,  It is set above blue foil or blue enamel, even under magnification it is hard to tell which. Fabulous detail and design in this 220-year-old ring. The size is 7-3/4 and it is 1-1/4" along the finger. It came to me in it's own little blue ring box.    View   View   View   View   #V35889 VICTORIAN snake coil bracelet with 14 karat yellow gold and garnets and a woven hair band, approximately 14" total length by 1/2" wide, snake head 2" long.  This is in amazing condition, as though it has never been worn, circa 1880. To see an original 1870 Hair Jewelry Catalogue with many examples of this work, please click HERE and a snake bracelet can be seen HERE.  A similar piece can be seen in the book "Jewellery in the Age of Victoria"  by Gere & Rudoe on page 168, where they have a page of photos of hair jewelry from the Victorian & Albert Museum. They say the pieces shown there are European.    View   View   #V36021 VICTORIAN 1842 ring with diamonds in a flower shape set on blue enamel in 15 carat yellow gold, hallmarked for 1842 London and marked "WE" for William Eaton and the number "8", size 9-1/2 and 1/2" along the finger.  This is Georgian in style and is dated just 5 year after the Georgian reign.  View   #V35959 

 

 VICTORIAN 14k yellow 
	gold beautifully enameled little Merry Christmas sentimental locket with a 
	banner, mistletoe and holly on the front and two palette worked hair plumes 
	with seed pearls under glass inside, circa 1890, 1-1/4.

 

VICTORIAN 10 karat
 yellow gold hair
 locket with black enameled In Memory Of on front, Hannah 
Taylor, born June 23,
 1872 died July 30, 1876, Rest in Jesus and hand-tied hair curls 
inside, 1-5/8 by
 1-1/4.

 VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold beautifully enameled little "Merry Christmas" sentimental locket with a banner, mistletoe and holly on the front and two palette worked hair plumes with seed pearls under glass inside, circa 1890, 1-1/4".  View   View   #V24996

 

  VICTORIAN 10 karat yellow gold hair locket with black enameled "In Memory Of" on front, "Hannah Taylor, born June 23, 1872 died July 30, 1876, Rest in Jesus" and hand-tied hair curls inside, 1-5/8" by 1-1/4".   View   View   View   #V29823 

 

VICTORIAN   
memorial locket with a seed pearl cross motif on a black enamel background on 
the frontand agold filled 16 chain. There are the initials KML on one side. 
Inside is a photo of a lady, a bit worn, along with a hair plume curl with seed 
pearls, sothis could have been a mourning piece.

VICTORIAN  14k yellow gold
 mourning ring with black In Memory Of enameling, plaited brown 
hair under glass front, engraved
 inside Caroline Ryland, obt 11 Nov 1855, age 45, size 
9. VICTORIAN  14k yellow gold
 mourning ring with black In Memory Of enameling, plaited brown 
hair under glass front, engraved
 inside Caroline Ryland, obt 11 Nov 1855, age 45, size 
9.

 

VICTORIAN memorial locket with a seed pearl cross motif on a black enamel background on the front and a gold filled 16" chain. There are the initials "KML" on one side. Inside is a photo of a lady, a bit worn, along with a hair plume curl with seed pearls, so this could have been a mourning piece.  View   View    #V38113

VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold mourning ring with black "In Memory Of" enameling, plaited brown hair under glass front, engraved inside "Caroline Ryland, obt 11 Nov 1855, age 45", size 9.   View   View   #V29762

 

 

VICTORIAN 18k 
yellow gold
and Persian turquoise knot
brooch, lovely detailed design on the front and two memorial hair 
compartments
on the back. The knot was a Victorian symbol for unending love. This 
fabulous brooch
is
2-1/4 by 2-2/3.

 VICTORIAN yellow 
gold filled
 mourning brooch with curled hair in
 three
 shades accented with tiny seed pearls against a pale pink background, 
2-1/4 by 1-7/8.

VICTORIAN   14k yellow gold knot brooch with garnets, 
hair
 compartment on back of lower dangle, 1-3/4 by 3. This is a 
lovely
 high-relief piece and a very unusual type of hair jewelry. The knot is a
 symbol for unending love. The top garnet has a very tight and hard-to-see
 crack, but the stone is secure and it is not detrimental to the overall 
look
 of the piece as it is visible only under magnification. The center dangle
 has a fox tail end, and the overall design is detailed, three-dimensional
 and elegant. See Bell's Collecting Victorian Jewelry page 149.

VICTORIAN 18k yellow gold and Persian turquoise knot brooch, lovely detailed design on the front and two memorial hair compartments on the back. The knot was a Victorian symbol for unending love. This fabulous brooch is 2-1/4" by 2-2/3".   View   View   View   View    #V32572

VICTORIAN yellow gold filled mourning brooch with curled hair in three shades accented with tiny seed pearls against a pale pink background, 2-1/4" by 1-7/8".  View   #V31345 

VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold knot brooch with garnets, hair compartment on back of lower dangle, 1-3/4" by 3". This is a lovely high-relief piece and a very unusual type of hair jewelry. The knot is a symbol for unending love. The top garnet has a very tight and hard-to-see crack, but the stone is secure and it is not detrimental to the overall look of the piece as it is visible only under magnification. The center dangle has a fox tail end, and the overall design is detailed, three-dimensional and elegant. See Bell's "Collecting Victorian Jewelry" page 149.   View   View   View   #V30099  

 

VICTORIAN   Georgian/Victorian amethyst and gold locket back brooch or 
pendant with amazing tiny hair worked flowers, leaves and stems in a bouquet 
accented with seed pearls under a bevel glass cover, flip-up loop on the back 
for a chain, flip-up safety catch, 1-5/8 by 1-1/3. This comes with it's box, 
circa early 1800s.

VICTORIAN  Georgian hair ring with amethysts, replaced band , marked 
		inside 10 and maker's mark VJ in a diamond shape, size 8-3/7/8 by 
		5/84 and the top is . According to a 1993 Canadian appraisal, the 
		ring is a, 10k yellow gold hand assembled ring that appears to have 
		been an older piece of jewelry with a newer shank and base added. The 
		top piece consists of a hand carved rectangular center piece set with 
		braided brown hair under glass. The surrounding cap is set with a 10 
		prong set round shaped standard brilliant amethyst/natural quartz 
		gauging 4.60 by 3.00 mm approximate total weight 3.00 carats. Clarity 
		SI-1 Type II, Color medium dark strong purple, mount weight 6.10 gm. 
		They valued the ring at that time at $800.00 Canadian.

GEORGIAN  
		hair sepia neoclassical art mourning ring, sepia hair painting on ivory 
		under crystal showing a woman crying into her handkerchief under a 
		weeping willow tree and beside a tomb, engraved Jas. Liddell, Jan.1784 
		Ae 42, typical Georgian navette shape surrounded by amethysts, size 8 
		and 1-1/4 along the finger, no marks, total weight .32. One tiny 
		amethyst is chipped, visible only under magnification. Rings similar to 
		this can be seen in Sentimental Jewelry by Ann Louise Luthi page 8-9; 
		and in Georgian Jewellery by Davidov and Collins page 160.

VICTORIAN Georgian/Victorian amethyst and gold locket back brooch or pendant with amazing tiny hair worked flowers, leaves and stems in a bouquet accented with seed pearls under a bevel glass cover, flip-up loop on the back for a chain, flip-up safety catch, 1-5/8" by 1-1/3". This comes with it's box, circa early 1800s.   View   View   View   View   #V37977

 

 

VICTORIAN Georgian hair ring with amethysts, replaced band , marked inside "10" and maker's mark "VJ" in a diamond shape, size 8-3/7/8" by 5/8"4 and the top is    . According to a 1993 Canadian appraisal, the ring is a, "10k yellow gold hand assembled ring that appears to have been an older piece of jewelry with a newer shank and base added. The top piece consists of a hand carved rectangular center piece set with braided brown hair under glass. The surrounding cap is set with a 10 prong set round shaped standard brilliant amethyst/natural quartz gauging 4.60 by 3.00 mm approximate total weight 3.00 carats. Clarity SI-1 Type II, Color medium dark strong purple, mount weight 6.10 gm." They valued the ring at that time at $800.00 Canadian.   View   View   View    #V38282 

GEORGIAN hair sepia neoclassical art mourning ring, sepia hair painting on ivory under crystal showing a woman crying into her handkerchief under a weeping willow tree and beside a tomb, engraved "Jas. Liddell, Jan.1784 Ae 42", typical Georgian navette shape surrounded by amethysts, size 8 and 1-1/4" along the finger, no marks, total weight .32. One tiny amethyst is chipped, visible only under magnification. Rings similar to this can be seen in "Sentimental Jewelry" by Ann Louise Luthi page 8-9; and in "Georgian Jewellery" by Davidov and Collins page 160.   View   View   View   View   #V34828

 

 

VICTORIAN    large gold filled with black enamel basket weave 
	broochwith two colors of hair... brownish-blonde and blondish-gray.This 
	memorial broochalso has apendant hook on back, 2-1/8.

VICTORIAN   1867 
memorial set, 15 ct karat yellow gold banded agate and diamonds set: pendant, 
brooch and earrings dated 1867. The pendant has a seed pearl in the middle, the 
pin has seven small rose cut diamonds, pendant and pin both engraved in mourning 
In Memory of E. Johnson, Obt 24 June 1867, pendant 1-7/8 earrings 2 pin 1 , 
22 chain marked JS 375.

VICTORIAN black and 
	white enameled Classical urn motif brooch with glass covered hair 
	compartment, circa 1840, some enamel missing, 3/4 by 1. Bell's 
	Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry page 94.

VICTORIAN large gold filled with black enamel basket weave brooch with two colors of hair... brownish-blonde and blondish-gray. This memorial brooch also has a pendant hook on back, 2-1/8".   View   #V29245

 

VICTORIAN 1867 memorial set, 15 ct karat yellow gold banded agate and diamonds set: pendant, brooch and earrings dated 1867. The pendant has a seed pearl in the middle, the pin has seven small rose cut diamonds, pendant and pin both engraved in mourning "In Memory of E. Johnson, Obt 24 June 1867", pendant 1-7/8" earrings 2" pin 1" , 22" chain marked "JS 375".  View   View   View   View   View   #V35498

VICTORIAN black and white enameled Classical urn motif brooch with glass covered hair compartment, circa 1840, some enamel missing, 3/4" by 1". Bell's "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry" page 94.   View   #V31385

       

 

VICTORIAN gold and 
black
 enamel palette worked hair plumes, seed pearls and golden wire work 
memorial brooch with engraving
 on back, Alex McDonald, obt. 23rd Dec, 1850, Agnes Sanderson, 14th 
Nov.
 1871. Note that each side of the curled hair is a different color, one for
 each of the people memorialized in the engraving on the back. 

VICTORIAN lady
 wearing a lovely hair brooch with woven and braided hair.  

VICTORIAN   sentimental triple knot hair brooch in yellow 
gold
 settinng, circa 1880, 1-5/8. Hair jewelry was a popular sentimental 
item
 throughout the 1800s.This is an unusual design, and may have been 
done by
 siblings in a family.A very similar brooch can be seen in this
 Victorian-era photograph   
     .

VICTORIAN gold and black enamel palette worked hair plumes, seed pearls and golden wire work memorial brooch with engraving on back, "Alex McDonald, obt. 23rd Dec, 1850, Agnes Sanderson, 14th Nov. 1871. Note that each side of the curled hair is a different color, one for each of the people memorialized in the engraving on the back.   View   View   View   #V31130

VICTORIAN lady wearing a lovely hair brooch with woven and braided hair.  View   #Vpho1

VICTORIAN sentimental triple knot hair brooch in yellow gold settinng, circa 1880, 1-5/8". Hair jewelry was a popular sentimental item throughout the 1800s. This is an unusual design, and may have been done by siblings in a family. A very similar brooch can be seen in this Victorian-era photograph View.   View   #V28119 

 

GEORGIAN  hair pin surrounded by 
two rows of tiny seed pearls, braided brown hair under a beveled glass cover, 
circa 1810, 7/8 by 5/8.Pieces like this are called handkerchief pins in 
Romero's book Warman's Jewelry Edition 3 on page 34 and I have also seen them 
called lace pins.

GEORGIAN  15 karat and glass 
	pearl matching bracelets with hair compartment and later-added costume glass 
	seed pearl strands, 7-1/2 length with 1/3 by 1/3 clasps. I believe these 
	may have originally been woven hair bracelets and the glass pearls replaced 
	the worn hair in the early 20th century, allowing the bracelets to continue 
	to be worn.

GEORGIAN  garnet and moss 
		agate tiny pin circa 1810, 3/4 by 5/8. Pieces like this are called 
		handkerchief pins in Romero's book Warman's Jewelry Edition 3 on 
		page 34 and I have also seen them called lace pins.

GEORGIAN hair pin surrounded by two rows of tiny seed pearls, braided brown hair under a beveled glass cover, circa 1810, 7/8" by 5/8". Pieces like this are called "handkerchief pins" in Romero's book "Warman's Jewelry Edition 3" on page 34 and I have also seen them called "lace pins".  View   #V35964

GEORGIAN 15 karat and glass pearl matching bracelets with hair compartment and later-added costume glass seed pearl strands, 7-1/2" length with 1/3" by 1/3" clasps. I believe these may have originally been woven hair bracelets and the glass pearls replaced the worn hair in the early 20th century, allowing the bracelets to continue to be worn.  View   View   #V35926  

GEORGIAN garnet and moss agate tiny pin circa 1810, 3/4" by 5/8". Pieces like this are called "handkerchief pins" in Romero's book "Warman's Jewelry Edition 3" on page 34 and I have also seen them called "lace pins".  View   #V35965

 

 VICTORIAN Whitby jet 
with plaited hair locket, 1-1/2 by 1-1/3 locket with
1/3 loop, fittings and plaited hair inside.VICTORIAN Whitby jet 
with plaited hair locket, 1-1/2 by 1-1/3 locket with
1/3 loop, fittings and plaited hair inside.

GEORGIAN early 1800's 
14k yellow gold, garnet and pearl lace pin
  with hair enclosure, 3/4 by 5/8.

VICTORIAN puffy 
heart
 padlock charm with hair enclosure, 1.A similar piece can be 
seen
on page 36 of Bell's Collecting Victorian Jewelry.VICTORIAN puffy 
heart
 padlock charm with hair enclosure, 1.A similar piece can be 
seen
on page 36 of Bell's Collecting Victorian Jewelry.

VICTORIAN Whitby jet with plaited hair locket, 1-1/2" by 1-1/3" locket with 1/3" loop, fittings and plaited hair inside.   View   View   #V32221

GEORGIAN early 1800's 14k yellow gold, garnet and pearl lace pin with hair enclosure, 3/4" by 5/8".   View   #V32198

VICTORIAN puffy heart padlock charm with hair enclosure, 1". A similar piece can be seen on page 36 of Bell's "Collecting Victorian Jewelry".    View   #V31587

 

VICTORIAN  painted cherub
 portrait on porcelain with hair compartment on the back, 1-3/4 by 
1-1/4. Raphael
 (Raffaello Sanzio, 1483-1520) was a great, late Renaissance Italian artist.
 Raphael's Cherub is part of his early 1500s Sistine Chapel murals in the
 Vatican. Many Victorian pieces were made with this as their inspiration,
 including this one. VICTORIAN  painted cherub
 portrait on porcelain with hair compartment on the back, 1-3/4 by 
1-1/4. Raphael
 (Raffaello Sanzio, 1483-1520) was a great, late Renaissance Italian artist.
 Raphael's Cherub is part of his early 1500s Sistine Chapel murals in the
 Vatican. Many Victorian pieces were made with this as their inspiration,
 including this one. VICTORIAN jet1-7/8 
by
 1-1/2 locket with hand painted cherub on porcelain front 
andphoto and hair
 compartment on back, suspended on a 20 faceted French jet (black 
glass)
 beads chain.  Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio, 1483-1520) 
was
 a great, late Renaissance Italian artist. Raphael's Cherub is part of his
 early 1500s Sistine Chapel murals in the Vatican. Many Victorian pieces 
were
 made with this as their inspiration, including this one. VICTORIAN jet1-7/8 
by
 1-1/2 locket with hand painted cherub on porcelain front 
andphoto and hair
 compartment on back, suspended on a 20 faceted French jet (black 
glass)
 beads chain.  Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio, 1483-1520) 
was
 a great, late Renaissance Italian artist. Raphael's Cherub is part of his
 early 1500s Sistine Chapel murals in the Vatican. Many Victorian pieces 
were
 made with this as their inspiration, including this one. VICTORIAN  
framed
 early hand painted portrait on ivory in gold filled setting, circa 1840-50,
 with a lock of hair on the reverse, 2-5/8 by 2-1/4. He wears 
the period
 high collar, cravat and stickpin. On the back is a braided lock of hair
 under glass.Pieces like this were often done by limners, who created 
these
 likenesses before photography was invented. See a similar piece in Bell's 
Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry page 
192.
VICTORIAN painted cherub portrait on porcelain with hair compartment on the back, 1-3/4" by 1-1/4". Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio, 1483-1520) was a great, late Renaissance Italian artist. Raphael's Cherub is part of his early 1500s Sistine Chapel murals in the Vatican. Many Victorian pieces were made with this as their inspiration, including this one.   View   View   #V29914 VICTORIAN jet 1-7/8" by 1-1/2" locket with hand painted cherub on porcelain front and photo and hair compartment on back, suspended on a 20" faceted French jet (black glass) beads chain. Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio, 1483-1520) was a great, late Renaissance Italian artist. Raphael's Cherub is part of his early 1500s Sistine Chapel murals in the Vatican. Many Victorian pieces were made with this as their inspiration, including this one.  View   View   #V29917   VICTORIAN framed early hand painted portrait on ivory in gold filled setting, circa 1840-50, with a lock of hair on the reverse, 2-5/8" by 2-1/4". He wears the period high collar, cravat and stickpin. On the back is a braided lock of hair under glass. Pieces like this were often done by limners, who created these likenesses before photography was invented. See a similar piece in Bell's "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry" page 192.    View   #V3810  

 

       VICTORIAN hair brooch, ornate silver setting with pastes, palette work hair curls and seed pearls, 1-1/2".  This is an unusual setting for a hair piece.  View   #V27578

  VICTORIAN jet and seed pearl hair brooch with plaited blonde and brown hair under glass, 1-3/4". Seed pearls in Victorian mourning jewelry often represented tears.  View   #V29447

 GEORGIAN memorial hair ring with pearl surround and blonde hair. Size 7-1/4 and engraved, " Joseph Dixon died 16th Jan.y 1815 aged 50".  Engraving   #V15165

 

Captain John Jenkins , an 
early
 steamboat captain from New Brunswick, New Jersey, moved to Apalachicola,
 Florida, piloted an early steamboat and was an
 investor in a steamboat company. He was the husband of Arietta and father
 5-year-old of John W. Jenkins, and had the pendant shown at right made in
 their memory. REGENCY  18k yellow gold 
2-1/2 by 2 oval pendant with 5/8 loop, engraved
 on the back, To The Memory of My Wife and Child, Arietta S. Jenkins obt.
 Nov. 25th, 1832, John W. Jenkins, Sept 3rd, 1832. Both died of yellow 
fever
 and were buried in Chestnut Street Cemetery (Old City Graveyard) in
 Apalachicola, Florida.It is marked on the inside back, W.M.  C., 18. Chestnut Street 
Cemetery  (Old
City Graveyard) of early Apalachicola. 
Chestnut Street Cemetery dates prior to 1831. Interred are some of
Apalachicola's founders and molders of ehr colorful history. Also buried 
here
are many soldiers of the Confederacy and victims of yellow fever and 
shipwrecks.
Seven of the Confederate veterans served with Pickett at Gettysburg in the
gallant Florida Brigade.
 Tombstone  of Arietta S.
Jenkins.  Tombstone  of 
John W. Jenkins.
Sacred to the Memory of John W. Jenkins who dies Sep. 5, 1832, aged 5 
years.
Captain John Jenkins, an early steamboat captain from New Brunswick, New Jersey, moved to Apalachicola, Florida, piloted an early steamboat and was an investor in a steamboat company. He was the husband of Arietta and father 5-year-old of John W. Jenkins, and had the pendant shown at right made in their memory. REGENCY 18k yellow gold 2-1/2" by 2" oval pendant with 5/8" loop, engraved on the back, "To The Memory of My Wife and Child, Arietta S. Jenkins obt. Nov. 25th, 1832, John W. Jenkins, Sept 3rd, 1832". Both died of yellow fever and were buried in Chestnut Street Cemetery (Old City Graveyard) in Apalachicola, Florida. It is marked on the inside back, "W.M. & C., 18".   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V29714 "Chestnut Street Cemetery (Old City Graveyard) of early Apalachicola.
Chestnut Street Cemetery dates prior to 1831. Interred are some of Apalachicola's founders and molders of ehr colorful history. Also buried here are many soldiers of the Confederacy and victims of yellow fever and shipwrecks. Seven of the Confederate veterans served with Pickett at Gettysburg in the gallant Florida Brigade."   Tombstone of Arietta S. Jenkins. Tombstone of John W. Jenkins. "Sacred to the Memory of John W. Jenkins who dies Sep. 5, 1832, aged 5 years."

 

VICTORIAN 14 karat yellow 
		gold brooch with brown, blonde and red hair. The setting has lovely 
		branches, leaves and tendrils and the hair is held in place by tiny seed 
		pearls and golden threads interspersed with golden thread wheat stalks, 
		symbol of prosperity and abundance, circa 1880, 2 by 2-1/4. This would have been a sentimental friendship 
		brooch, not a memorial piece, and it has a compartment on the back as 
		well. Total weight .82 ounces.

CAMEO 
 swivel brooch with hair compartment on the back, circa 1880, 2. 

VICTORIAN 
       18k hair brooch/pendant, oval with braided hair in two shades of 
blonde
 and brown hair,
  basket woven hair back, 2 wide.

VICTORIAN 14 karat yellow gold brooch with brown, blonde and red hair. The setting has lovely branches, leaves and tendrils and the hair is held in place by tiny seed pearls and golden threads interspersed with golden thread wheat stalks, symbol of prosperity and abundance, circa 1880, 2" by 2-1/4". This would have been a sentimental friendship brooch, not a memorial piece, and it has a compartment on the back as well. Total weight .82 ounces.    View   View   View   #V32449 

    CAMEO swivel brooch with hair compartment on the back, circa 1880, 2".   View   #Q28120

   VICTORIAN 18k hair brooch/pendant, oval with braided hair in two shades of blonde and brown hair, basket woven hair back, 2" wide.  View   #V18982       

 

VICTORIAN  14k yellow gold 
and black enameled In Memory Of Eliza
 hair brooch, 7/8.

GEORGIAN/VICTORIAN 
 In Memory Of hair brooch with the name Sarah in 
hair
 compartment, 7/8. This is circa 1840, early Victorian. A brooch like this 
	piece can be seen on page 8 in the book In Death Lamented; the Tradition of 
	Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry by Sarah Nehama, which was a companion 
	volume to the Fall Exhibit at the Massachusetts Historical Society 2012.

GEORGIAN  man's lace 
brooch
 with hair insert, engraved Susanna Bush, obt 12 Aug 1807 alt 
30,
 an unusually early date, 1. GEORGIAN  man's lace 
brooch
 with hair insert, engraved Susanna Bush, obt 12 Aug 1807 alt 
30,
 an unusually early date, 1.

    VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold and black enameled "In Memory Of Eliza" hair brooch, 7/8".   View   #V27614  

  GEORGIAN/VICTORIAN "In Memory Of" hair brooch with the name "Sarah" in hair compartment, 7/8". This is circa 1840, early Victorian. A brooch like this piece can be seen on page 8 in the book "In Death Lamented; the Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry" by Sarah Nehama, which was a companion volume to the Fall Exhibit at the Massachusetts Historical Society 2012.     View   #V27608      

  GEORGIAN man's lace brooch with hair insert, engraved "Susanna Bush, obt 12 Aug 1807 alt 30", an unusually early date, 1".   View   View   #V29477     

 

 VICTORIAN  large sterling 
silver hand made
 pendant with a tin type photo of a little boy on one side, and a lock of 
his hair
 tied with a blue ribbon and his baby ring on the other, frame marked 
925,
 3-5/8 by 2.  VICTORIAN  large sterling 
silver hand made
 pendant with a tin type photo of a little boy on one side, and a lock of 
his hair
 tied with a blue ribbon and his baby ring on the other, frame marked 
925,
 3-5/8 by 2.

 VICTORIAN  hair 
brooch, blond basket weave in forget-me-nots frame,
 1-1/3.

VICTORIAN  lady wearing a 
hair brooch
 and a lovely dress lined with small buttons. Photo by Reuben Tremblett,
 Birkenhead. 

VICTORIAN large sterling silver hand made pendant with a tin type photo of a little boy on one side, and a lock of his hair tied with a blue ribbon and his baby ring on the other, frame marked "925", 3-5/8" by 2".   View   View   #V29576  VICTORIAN hair brooch, blond basket weave in forget-me-nots frame, 1-1/3".  View   #V27577  VICTORIAN lady wearing a hair brooch and a lovely dress lined with small buttons. Photo by Reuben Tremblett, Birkenhead.  View

 

   VICTORIAN gold pierced hair ring with shield front, size 9-1/4.   #V21550

 VICTORIAN 14k hair ring engraved "SB", woven hair on sides.  See Bell's "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry" page 187.  View   #V23358   

   VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold etched design ring with woven hair inside, circa 1880, size 7-1/4. This can be seen in an 1870 A. Bernhard catalogue of Victorian Hair Jewelry. and Bell's "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry" page 185.  View   #V15458

 

VICTORIAN hair set 
in
 pierced gold ring with etched design and initials MPH on the
 front, size 6-1/2.

VICTORIAN hair 
double
 dangle earrings of table work and gold fittings, screw back fittings
 probably replaced the original pierced ones in the early 1920s, slight 
unraveling at tops of one earring,
 2-1/4.

VICTORIAN hair woven 
on
 gold cross pendant, 1-1/4 cross on 1/3 loop. See Bell's
 Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry page 124.

VICTORIAN hair set in pierced gold ring with etched design and initials "MPH" on the front, size 6-1/2.   View   #V31359

VICTORIAN hair double dangle earrings of table work and gold fittings, screw back fittings probably replaced the original pierced ones in the early 1920s, slight unraveling at tops of one earring, 2-1/4".   View   View   View    View   #V31360

VICTORIAN hair woven on gold cross pendant, 1-1/4" cross on 1/3" loop. See Bell's "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry" page 124.  View   View   #V31361

 

VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold 
	hair purse pocketbook charm, circa 1880, 7/8. See one like this in Bell's 
	Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry page 197. This is shown in 
	the reprint of The Art of Hair Work, 1875 by Mark Campbell, page 159. A 
	similar design can be see in the
	 A. Bernard  Co  1870 Catalogue on 
	page 7 and  PAGE  13.

VICTORIAN hair plume 
palette
 work brooch with seed pearls and curled wire work, table work hair frame 
and gold fittings,
 circa 1870, 1-5/8 by
 1-1/4. Similar brooch seen in the  1870
 Edition of A Bernhard  Co. Catalogue .

VICTORIAN black and
 white enameled Classical urn motif brooch with glass covered hair
 compartment, circa 1840, some enamel missing, 3/4 by 1. Bell's
 Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry page 94.

  VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold hair purse pocketbook charm, circa 1880, 7/8". See one like this in Bell's "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry" page 197. This is shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 159. A similar design can be see in the A. Bernard & Co 1870 Catalogue on page 7 and PAGE 13.   View   #V31399

VICTORIAN hair plume palette work brooch with seed pearls and curled wire work, table work hair frame and gold fittings, circa 1870, 1-5/8" by 1-1/4". Similar brooch seen in the 1870 Edition of A Bernhard & Co. Catalogue.   View   View   #V31354

VICTORIAN black and white enameled Classical urn motif brooch with glass covered hair compartment, circa 1840, some enamel missing, 3/4" by 1". Bell's "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry" page 94.   View   #V31385 

 

VICTORIAN   hair
 bracelet in an open weave with gold stations and clasp, beautifully made,
 two hair portions unraveling on back, circa 1870, 7-1/4 by 3/4. 
This
 bracelet can be seen on page 28 of the   
  A. Bernhard  Co 1870 catalogue of hair 
jewelry.   
 Similar to one shown in the reprint of The Art of Hair Work, 
1875 by Mark
 Campbell, page 285.    
     
       
       
    Catalogue
 Page

VICTORIAN hair bow 
pin
 with acorn drops with the :knot of the bow of gold tone inscribed 
with the
 name Lizzie, some unraveling at bottoms of acorns. This is 
shown
 in the reprint of The Art of Hair Work, 1875 by Mark Campbell, 
page 144.

VICTORIAN braided 
hair
 watch chain with gold fittings, unraveling about 2 on one side, 
10-1/3.

 VICTORIAN hair bracelet in an open weave with gold stations and clasp, beautifully made, two hair portions unraveling on back, circa 1870, 7-1/4" by 3/4". This bracelet can be seen on page 28 of the A. Bernhard & Co 1870 catalogue of hair jewelry. Similar to one shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 285.   View   View   View   Catalogue Page    #V31353 

VICTORIAN hair bow pin with acorn drops with the :knot" of the bow of gold tone inscribed with the name "Lizzie", some unraveling at bottoms of acorns. This is shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 144.   View   View   View   View      #V31362

VICTORIAN braided hair watch chain with gold fittings, unraveling about 2" on one side, 10-1/3".   View   View   View   #V31355

 

VICTORIAN hair 
large
 hoop earrings, gold filled fittings, 1-7/8 long and 1-5/8 wide. 
Bell's
 Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry page 
141.These
earrings are shown in the reprint of The Art of Hair Work, 1875 
by Mark
Campbell, page 160.

VICTORIAN  hair brooch with 
cross
pendant and gold filled fittings. This is shown in the reprint of The 
Art of
Hair Work, 1875 by Mark Campbell, page 145.

VICTORIAN  hair earrings with 
open
weave table work and gold fittings.

 VICTORIAN hair large hoop earrings, gold filled fittings, 1-7/8" long and 1-5/8" wide. Bell's "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry" page 141. These earrings are shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 160.  #V31386

VICTORIAN hair brooch with cross pendant and gold filled fittings. This is shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 145.   

VICTORIAN hair earrings with open weave table work and gold fittings.

 

VICTORIAN hair pin 
with
 orange cabochons center stone framed with plaited hair and set in gold, 
monogrammed MBF,
 a small but extremely unusual piece, 1.

VICTORIAN hair bow
 bracelet of plain open braid weave table work with engraved 
initials AVP
 on clasp, delicate at point where it joins the center fitting. This pattern
 is shown in the reprint of The Art of Hair Work, 1875 by Mark 
Campbell,
 page 110.

VICTORIAN table 
worked hair
 in two tones with gold tone leaves and berries
 dangle pierced earrings, kidney wire findings, circa 1870, 1-1/4.
 These earrings are shown in the reprint of The Art of Hair Work, 
1875 by
 Mark Campbell, page 160.

VICTORIAN hair pin with orange cabochons center stone framed with plaited hair and set in gold, monogrammed "MBF", a small but extremely unusual piece, 1".   View   View   #V31356

VICTORIAN hair bow bracelet of "plain open braid" weave table work with engraved initials "AVP" on clasp, delicate at point where it joins the center fitting. This pattern is shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 110.   View   View   View   #V31357

VICTORIAN table worked hair in two tones with gold tone leaves and berries dangle pierced earrings, kidney wire findings, circa 1870, 1-1/4". These earrings are shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 160.    View   View   #V31358

 

VICTORIAN woven hair pendant set 
		in 14 karat yellow gold with a glass cover, engraved on one side Adele 
		ob 16 Jan, 1835, age 6 years 3 months, a memorial for a child, total 
		length 1-7/8 by 1-1/3 wide, tests 14k.

VICTORIAN basket woven human 
hair brooch with beveled glass cover, setting tests as 10 karat yellow gold, 1-1/4 by 
1. I have tested this a few times, and while I would not think it is karat 
gold, it tests as 10k. I am pricing it as gold tone, so no matter either way.

 

VICTORIAN woven hair pendant set in 14 karat yellow gold with a glass cover, engraved on one side "Adele ob 16 Jan, 1835, age 6 years 3 months", a memorial for a child, total length 1-7/8" by 1-1/3" wide, tests 14k.   View   View   #V37549

VICTORIAN basket woven human hair brooch with beveled glass cover, setting tests as 10 karat yellow gold, 1-1/4" by 1". I have tested this a few times, and while I would not think it is karat gold, it tests as 10k. I am pricing it as gold tone, so no matter either way.    View   #V37548
 

 
 

 

VICTORIAN hair 
brooch
 with table worked open frame and palette worked woven hair center set in
 yellow gold filled, 1-1/8. This is shown in the reprint of The 
Art of
 Hair Work, 1875 by Mark Campbell, page 159.

VICTORIAN hair bracelet
 with etched design locket front, 6-5/8 by 7/8.

VICTORIAN hair and 
wire
 work flowers with artificial pearls.

VICTORIAN hair brooch with table worked open frame and palette worked woven hair center set in yellow gold filled, 1-1/8". This is shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 159.    View   #V31468

 VICTORIAN hair bracelet with etched design locket front, 6-5/8" by 7/8".   View   View   View   #V31408

VICTORIAN hair and wire work flowers with artificial pearls.   View   View   

 

A. 
Bernhard

Co. Catalogue, 1870   
 PAGE  9 of
 Victorian hair jewelry: brooches in fancy designs, including florals and
 initials.

VICTORIAN blond
 hair bow brooch of open table work with drops, 2 by 1-3/4. This
 brooch, sadly, has major damage, but I am sure it was treasured and worn by
 someone many years ago.
  This is shown in the reprint of The Art of Hair Work, 1875 by 
Mark
  Campbell, page 144.

A. 
Bernhard

Co. Catalogue, 1870   
     PAGE  16 of Victorian 
hair jewelry:
 bracelets and brooches.

A. Bernhard & Co. Catalogue, 1870
PAGE 9 of Victorian hair jewelry: brooches in fancy designs, including florals and initials.

VICTORIAN blond hair bow brooch of open table work with drops, 2" by 1-3/4". This brooch, sadly, has major damage, but I am sure it was treasured and worn by someone many years ago.  This is shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 144.   View   View   View   #V31395

A. Bernhard & Co. Catalogue, 1870
 PAGE 16 of Victorian hair jewelry: bracelets and brooches.

 

VICTORIAN woven human hair 
		vest watch chain showing two styles of weaving, with yellow gold tone 
		findings including a locket fob (as is with finish wear) and slide 
		engraved with the initials H.D.J on one side, circa 1870s, total length 10, 
		hair braiding in excellent condition. To see an original 1870 Hair 
		Jewelry Catalogue with many examples of this work, please click
		 HERE .

VICTORIAN woven human hair upper 
arm bracelet, tube woven with lovely yellow gold findings with a roses and 
scrolls design, hair braiding in excellent condition, wearable length 10-3/4 by 
about 7/8 wide. Each tube is woven in a hollow tube and then loosely braided 
like pig tails in young girls hair, and the entire bracelet is in excellent 
condition. There are a total of 6 tubes. To see an 1870 Hair Jewelry 
Catalogue with many examples of this work, please click
 HERE .

VICTORIAN woven human 
hair necklace with gold tone stations and findings woven hair work in excellent 
condition, total length 22, long for this type of necklace, circa 1870s. 
To see an 1870 Hair Jewelry Catalogue with many examples of this work, please 
click  HERE .

VICTORIAN woven human hair vest watch chain showing two styles of weaving, with yellow gold tone findings including a locket fob (as is with finish wear) and slide engraved with the initials "H.D.J" on one side, circa 1870s, total length 10", hair braiding in excellent condition. To see an original 1870 Hair Jewelry Catalogue with many examples of this work, please click HEREView   View   #V37536

VICTORIAN woven human hair upper arm bracelet, tube woven with lovely yellow gold findings with a roses and scrolls design, hair braiding in excellent condition, wearable length 10-3/4" by about 7/8" wide. Each tube is woven in a hollow tube and then loosely braided like pig tails in young girls hair, and the entire bracelet is in excellent condition. There are a total of 6 tubes.  To see an 1870 Hair Jewelry Catalogue with many examples of this work, please click HERE.    View   View   View   View    #V37535

  VICTORIAN woven human hair necklace with gold tone stations and findings woven hair work in excellent condition, total length 22", long for this type of necklace, circa 1870s. To see an 1870 Hair Jewelry Catalogue with many examples of this work, please click HERE.   View   #V37537

 

VICTORIAN  rolled gold blonde 
	woven hair brooch, 1-1/2 by 1-1/3. VICTORIAN  rolled gold blond 
	hair brooch engraved on the back In Memory of E. Bishton', 2 by 1-3/4. GEORGIAN  garnets set in 10k 
	yellow gold hair brooch, 1, one garnet replaced with rhinestone.
 VICTORIAN rolled gold blonde woven hair brooch, 1-1/2" by 1-1/3".  View   #V29756 VICTORIAN rolled gold blond hair brooch engraved on the back "In Memory of E. Bishton', 2" by 1-3/4".   View   View   #V29755  GEORGIAN garnets set in 10k yellow gold hair brooch, 1", one garnet replaced with rhinestone.   View   View   #V29759

 

VICTORIAN  hair
 set in etched and enameled gold pierced earrings with three pendants, 
kidney
 wire findings, 1-3/4
 top to bottom.Earrings like these, circa 1870, can be seen on page 45
 of Romero's  Warman's Jewelry, Ed. 3 . Similar earrings are on page 
143
 of Davidov  Dawes Victorian Jewelry.

VICTORIAN hair
 brooch, basket weave hair enclosed in golden glass covered compartment with
 Greek key motif around the edge, 1-3/4.

VICTORIAN 
 brown hollow acorn braid woven hair acorn earrings, 
1-1/8.Earrings like
 these, circa 1870, can be seen on page 45 of Romero's  Warman's Jewelry,
 Ed. 3 .This pattern is shown in the reprint of The Art of 
Hair
 Work, 1875 by Mark Campbell, page 121.

      VICTORIAN hair set in etched and enameled gold pierced earrings with three pendants, kidney wire findings, 1-3/4" top to bottom. Earrings like these, circa 1870, can be seen on page 45 of Romero's Warman's Jewelry, Ed. 3. Similar earrings are on page 143 of Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".   View   #V27335 

  VICTORIAN hair brooch, basket weave hair enclosed in golden glass covered compartment with Greek key motif around the edge, 1-3/4".   View   #V27353

       VICTORIAN brown hollow acorn braid woven hair acorn earrings, 1-1/8". Earrings like these, circa 1870, can be seen on page 45 of Romero's Warman's Jewelry, Ed. 3. This pattern is shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 121.   View   #V27607

 

SF Myers  Co. Catalogue 
1893  
 Solid silver bar pins. Solid gold, real onyx bar pins. 
 Solid gold box pins for hair or photographs.

Mammoth Wholesale Jewelers Catalogue, 
1894  
 Box and glass brooches for one and two pictures including revolving
 brooches.

VICTORIAN child's 
hair
 bracelet with heart charm, and rare for this type of bracelet, the hair 
work
 is in mint condition.

SF Myers & Co. Catalogue 1893
Solid silver bar pins. Solid gold, real onyx bar pins.
Solid gold box pins for hair or photographs.
Mammoth Wholesale Jewelers Catalogue, 1894
Box and glass brooches for one and two pictures including revolving brooches.
VICTORIAN child's hair bracelet with heart charm, and rare for this type of bracelet, the hair work is in mint condition.      View   View   #V34265

 

LADY  wearing gold earrings 
and
 a woven hair necklace with a photograph pendant. Carte de viste marked
 Robertson  Brooks, Franklin, KY. VICTORIAN 
 1-3/4 inch hair and photo memorial swivel brooch. Now this is the original
 odd couple! The back compartment contains very
      blond hair.  VIEW   VICTORIAN  lady wearing a
 memorial hair brooch at her collar. Marked on the back Elliott  
Fry, 55
 Baker Street, Portman Square, London W..
   LADY wearing gold earrings and a woven hair necklace with a photograph pendant. Carte de viste marked "Robertson & Brooks, Franklin, KY." VICTORIAN 1-3/4 inch hair and photo memorial swivel brooch. Now this is the original odd couple!  The back compartment contains very blond hair.   VIEW    #V18650   VICTORIAN lady wearing a memorial hair brooch at her collar. Marked on the back "Elliott & Fry, 55 Baker Street, Portman Square, London W.".  View   View   View 

 

    VICTORIAN  hair brooch with loop for pendant,  "In Memory Of" in gold tone around the edge on black enameled 1-1/2" x 2".   View   #V21552

   VICTORIAN hair brooch with black enamel sentimentally engraved "In Memory of Wee Jeanie", 1-5/16".   View   #V17492

   VICTORIAN hair brooch with "In Memory Of" in gold tone around the edge on black enameled 1-1/2" x 2".  View   #V17215

 

VICTORIAN  In Memory
  Of gold and black enamel mourning pin with hair, 1-1/4. VICTORIAN  blonde
 plaited hair brooch set in black enameled gold filled frame, engraved on
 back L.E. 8 Feb1870, 1-1/2.   VICTORIAN  hair brooch, blond 
lock of hair in etched
 gold and black enameled frame, 1-1/2.
  VICTORIAN  "In Memory Of" gold and black enamel mourning pin with hair, 1-1/4".   View   #V27244   VICTORIAN blonde plaited hair brooch set in black enameled gold filled frame, engraved on back "L.E. 8 Feb1870", 1-1/2".   View   View   #V27789     VICTORIAN hair brooch, blond lock of hair in etched gold and black enameled frame, 1-1/2".   View   #V27576   

 

VICTORIAN  hair brooch, black 
enameled frame with
 scrolled design, 2.

VICTORIAN 
 10k yellow gold and black enamel with seed pearls forget-me-not front, hair
 compartment back, gray-blond hair, engraved John Sweeting died 24 
March
 1845 aged 85.

VICTORIAN  basket weave hair
 brooch, black enameled frame In Memory Of scrolled design, 
dents on back, 2.

     VICTORIAN hair brooch, black enameled frame with scrolled design, 2".    View   #V27574

VICTORIAN 10k yellow gold and black enamel with seed pearls forget-me-not front, hair compartment back, gray-blond hair, engraved "John Sweeting died 24 March 1845 aged 85".   View   #V27605      

   VICTORIAN basket weave hair brooch, black enameled frame "In Memory Of" scrolled design, dents on back, 2".   View    #V27575

 

VICTORIAN  large hair 
memorial
 brooch with pendant hook on back, 2-1/8.   VICTORIAN hair
 brooch, basket weave in glass covered compartment, scalloped design, back
 indented, 1-1/2. VICTORIAN  hair brooch
 engraved In Memory of Elizabeth Kind, Obt 17th Nov 1844 at 67, 1-5/8.
  VICTORIAN large hair memorial brooch with pendant hook on back, 2-1/8".   View   #V29245   VICTORIAN hair brooch, basket weave in glass covered compartment, scalloped design, back indented, 1-1/2".   View   #V27354       VICTORIAN hair brooch engraved "In Memory of Elizabeth Kind, Obt 17th Nov 1844 at 67", 1-5/8". View  View  #V25997

 

VICTORIAN 14k woven brown hair 
earrings in a lovely looped design, one with slight unraveling which the 
magnified picture exaggerates, each 2 total length with wires for pierced ears, 
circa 1870. VICTORIAN  
      14k yellow gold and chalcedony ( a kind of white quartz) small Persian turquoise 
		cabochons brooch with forget-me-not motif in an aqua enameled, 2. Circa 
		1840-50. Seen in Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 41. It also 
		was featured in Southeastern 
		Antiquing  Collecting Magazine, August 2003. VICTORIAN hair 
double
 dangle earrings of table work and gold fittings, screw back fittings
 probably replaced the original pierced ones in the early 1920s, slight 
unraveling at tops of one earring,
 2-1/4.
VICTORIAN 14k woven brown hair earrings in a lovely looped design, one with slight unraveling which the magnified picture exaggerates, each 2" total length with wires for pierced ears, circa 1870.  View  View  #V36392  VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold and chalcedony ( a kind of white quartz) small Persian turquoise cabochons brooch with forget-me-not motif in an aqua enameled, 2". Circa 1840-50.  Seen in "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 41.  It also was featured in Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting Magazine, August 2003.   View    #V14952 VICTORIAN hair double dangle earrings of table work and gold fittings, screw back fittings probably replaced the original pierced ones in the early 1920s, slight unraveling at tops of one earring, 2-1/4".   View   View   View    View   #V31360

 

   VICTORIAN chalcedony hair brooch with two colors of hair, 1-5/8".   View   #V27336  

VICTORIAN hair brooch, glass covered hair compartment set in chalcedony, 1-3/4".    View    #V27355 

VICTORIAN chalcedony brooch with plaited hair in compartment, 1-3/4".   View   #V29258

 

VICTORIAN 
  braided
  hair bracelet, engraved inside CLVR, 6 by 1/2.

GEORGIAN hair
  1/2 pendant engraved on the back Benj'n Hawkins, b. 19th Jan 
18__,
  AE {age} '59, framed with seed pearls which are symbolic of tears, 
on a
  newer 20 chain marked 585.This was probably once
  a ring or a lace pin.

VICTORIAN HAIR 
RING 
  14k with seed pearls surrounding woven hair under a crystal, size 4,
  circa 1880.

 VICTORIAN braided hair bracelet, engraved inside "CLVR", 6" by 1/2". View #V25845

 GEORGIAN hair 1/2" pendant engraved on the back "Benj'n Hawkins, b. 19th Jan 18__, AE {age} '59", framed with seed pearls which are symbolic of tears, on a newer 20" chain marked "585". This was probably once a ring or a lace pin.   View   #V27361  

  VICTORIAN HAIR RING   14k with seed pearls surrounding woven hair under a crystal, size 4, circa 1880.  View    View    View   #V17771

 

VICTORIAN IMO 
	memorial or mourning brooch with hair enclosure and the words In Memory 
	Of in gold on the black enamel front. There is a loop on the back so it 
	can be worn with a safety chain, 2-1/4 by 2 .

VICTORIAN gold filled memorial or mourning hair pendant with black enameled edge, 
	a 3/4 pendant on a newer 17-1/2 chain.

VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow 
	gold mourning In Memory Of stickpin with tiny braid of hair inside and black 
	enameled lettering, partially legible initials and date lightly scratched on 
	the back say, CSM ECS ae_9, __ 4, 2-1/4 long and in it's original box.

 VICTORIAN IMO memorial  or mourning brooch with hair enclosure and the words "In Memory Of" in gold on the black enamel front. There is a loop on the back so it can be worn with a safety chain, 2-1/4" by 2" .  View   #V37290

VICTORIAN gold filled memorial or mourning hair pendant with black enameled edge, a 3/4" pendant on a newer 17-1/2" chain.  View   View   #V15460

VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold mourning In Memory Of stickpin with tiny braid of hair inside and black enameled lettering, partially legible initials and date lightly scratched on the back say, "CSM ECS ae_9, __ 4", 2-1/4" long and in it's original box.  View   View   View   #V36633

 

     VICTORIAN swivel brooch, lady wearing locket photo on front and woven hair on back, 2-1/4".   View   #V27783

   VICTORIAN gold filled brooch with hair compartment on back, 1".   View   #V28857 

  VICTORIAN hair brooch, carved and pierced bone deer insert, hair compartment on back, engraved hoops frame, carving shows some breaks, 2-1/8". This type of carving was done in Erbach, Germany. See Bell's "Collecting Victorian Jewelry" page 21.    View   #V27360

 

VICTORIAN hair
 locket brooch with etched flowers and embossed scrolls, engraved on back 
FHN.

VICTORIAN  hair brooch, black 
enameled frame
 In Memory Of, engraved on the reverse, FR obt Nov 13, 
1856.

VICTORIAN  locket brooch with
 scrolled edging, engraved castle front,
 1-5/8.

VICTORIAN hair locket brooch with etched flowers and embossed scrolls, engraved on back "FHN".   View   View   #V27368 

   VICTORIAN hair brooch, black enameled frame "In Memory Of", engraved on the reverse, "FR obt Nov 13, 1856".   View   #V27579 

   VICTORIAN locket brooch with scrolled edging, engraved castle front, 1-5/8".   View   #V27580   

 

VICTORIAN 
      locket with hair compartment inside.VICTORIAN 
      locket with hair compartment inside.

VICTORIAN  yellow gold oval 
swivel brooch with substantial setting,
 2-1/2.

VICTORIAN  jet brooch with hair
 compartment, etched design, 1.

        VICTORIAN locket with hair compartment inside.  View   #V18646

     VICTORIAN yellow gold oval swivel brooch with substantial setting, 2-1/2".   View   #V28804   

  VICTORIAN jet brooch with hair compartment, etched design, 1".   #V27603  

 

VICTORIAN sentimental
 woven hair watch chain in the twist chain braid design, 14. These 
were
 often done by a lady for the men in her family. This pattern is shown
 in the reprint of The Art of Hair Work, 1875 by Mark Campbell, 
page 38. VICTORIAN  
French jet (black glass)
 bow brooch with an embossed gold tone hair compartment,
 circa 1890, 1-1/3 wide. VICTORIAN black 
glass oval 2-1/8 pendant with
    hand painted white flowers and a hair compartment on reverse.
       VICTORIAN sentimental woven hair watch chain in the twist chain braid design, 14". These were often done by a lady for the men in her family.  This pattern is shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 38.   View   #V16355    VICTORIAN French jet (black glass) bow brooch with an embossed gold tone hair compartment, circa 1890, 1-1/3" wide.   View   #V28783    VICTORIAN black glass oval 2-1/8" pendant with hand painted white flowers and a hair compartment on reverse.  View   #V24441 

 

VICTORIAN  
hair
 locket pin with seed pearls, hinged on back, 1-1/3. VICTORIAN  gold filled 
closed
 pocket watch style locket pendant with daguerreotype of a lovely lady and a
 curl of blonde hair inside. VICTORIAN  gold filled 
closed
 pocket watch style locket pendant with daguerreotype of a lovely lady and a
 curl of blonde hair inside. VICTORIAN  oval
 locket with blond curl, 1-1/2.
      VICTORIAN hair locket pin with seed pearls, hinged on back, 1-1/3".   View   #V27778    VICTORIAN gold filled closed pocket watch style locket pendant with daguerreotype of a lovely lady and a curl of blonde hair inside.   View   #V29592    VICTORIAN oval locket with blond curl, 1-1/2".   View   #V27779  

 

VICTORIAN  
375
      (9 ct) hair 14 watch chain with fob engraved with initials and 
marked WA
      .375.

VICTORIAN 
      gold filled hair 3/4 pendant on 17-1/2 
chain.

VICTORIAN 
      octagonal hair pendant on chain, redone from a brooch long 
ago.

   VICTORIAN 375 (9 ct) hair 14" watch chain with fob engraved with initials and marked "WA .375".  View   #V21554

    VICTORIAN  gold filled hair 3/4" pendant on 17-1/2" chain.    #V15460

 VICTORIAN octagonal hair pendant on chain, redone from a brooch long ago.   View   #V15461

 

VICTORIAN  woven brunette 
hair
 sweetheart or memorial watch chain with dog's head fob. VICTORIAN  rolled gold
 sweetheart photo pendant with girl photo on one side and lock of hair on 
the
 other, 1-1/4 on a 22 chain. VICTORIAN  rolled gold
 sweetheart photo pendant with girl photo on one side and lock of hair on 
the
 other, 1-1/4 on a 22 chain.    VICTORIAN  hair watch
      fob with crystal barrel, total length 6-1/3 by 
7/8.
   VICTORIAN woven brunette hair sweetheart or memorial watch chain with dog's head fob.  View   View   View  #V29605     VICTORIAN rolled gold sweetheart photo pendant with girl photo on one side and lock of hair on the other, 1-1/4" on a 22" chain.  View   #V29599 VICTORIAN hair watch fob with crystal barrel, total length 6-1/3" by 7/8". View   View   #V4399 

 

~
Small pins like the ones below are often referred to as "lace pins". They were worn not only by women, using them to fasten lace around the collar, but also by men of the Regency/Georgian era... those who wore velvet jackets, lace-trimmed shirts with ruffles, make-up, wigs and high heels. Examples of this style of dress can be seen HERE.
 

 

GEORGIAN hair
 brooch, tiny rectangular with black faceted stone frame, curved shape, 
1.

GEORGIAN  dainty blonde hair 
brooch with seed pearls, 3/4.

GEORGIAN 
 handkerchief pin with plaited brunette hair, gold frame, 
1.

     GEORGIAN hair brooch, tiny rectangular with black faceted stone frame, curved shape, 1".   View   #V27357

   GEORGIAN dainty blonde hair brooch with seed pearls, 3/4". View #V25998  

   GEORGIAN handkerchief pin with plaited brunette hair, gold frame, 1".   #V27585 

 

VICTORIAN hair
 brooch, engraved on back R.M., Mother, oval 7/8.

VICTORIAN hair
 brooch, tiny two-sided glass covered compartments, snake frame, 1. In
 Victorian times, the snake was the symbol of eternal love.

VICTORIAN 
 hair brooch, oval with glass hair compartment, tiny 
1.

    VICTORIAN hair brooch,  engraved on back "R.M., Mother", oval 7/8".   View   #V27359

  VICTORIAN hair brooch, tiny two-sided glass covered compartments, snake frame, 1". In Victorian times, the snake was the symbol of eternal love.   View   #V27356

  VICTORIAN hair brooch, oval with glass hair compartment, tiny 1".    View   #V27358 

 

VICTORIAN  14k enameled 
hair
      brooch engraved HRK, 1-1/8.

VICTORIAN 
      hair brooch 1-7/8.

   VICTORIAN  tiny 
hair
      brooch, 3/4 oval engraved on the back MG.

VICTORIAN 14k enameled hair brooch engraved  "HRK", 1-1/8".   View   #V18608

   VICTORIAN  hair brooch 1-7/8".  View   #V16359


VICTORIAN  tiny hair brooch, 3/4" oval engraved on the back "MG".  View   #V17217

 

VICTORIAN  gold rectangular 
brooch
 with blond hair compartment, 1.

VICTORIAN  rectangular entwined 
hair brooch with
 double etched gold frame, engraved on reverse Solomon Howe Ae 53, died 
July
 29th 1830; Sarah Howe Ae 48 died Sept 2 1837.

VICTORIAN  hair brooch with black 
enamel
 frame, engraved on reverse Walter Carley died 14 Feb 1886 aged 13 
months,
 1-1/8.

        VICTORIAN gold rectangular brooch with blond hair compartment, 1".   View   #V27606

    VICTORIAN rectangular entwined hair brooch with double etched gold frame, engraved on reverse "Solomon Howe Ae 53, died July 29th 1830; Sarah Howe Ae 48 died Sept 2 1837. View #V27613

      VICTORIAN hair brooch with black enamel frame, engraved on reverse "Walter Carley died 14 Feb 1886 aged 13 months", 1-1/8".   View   #V27609

 

Georgian era
    Cemetery in Otley, England
  Georgian era Cemetery in Otley, England  

 

 

REFERENCES:

A. Bernhard & Co. Catalogue, 1870

Mourning Art & Jewelry by Maureen Delorme

 In Death Lamented; the Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry  by Sarah Nehama,
a companion volume to the Fall Exhibit at the Massachusetts Historical Society 2012
(NOTE: This book has a photographic demonstration of how a Georgian enameled band ring would have been made.)

Art of Mourning

Morbid Outlook: Fashion History

Collectors Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry by Jeanenne Bell

 

 

 

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