circa 1860 - circa 1880
Human hair and brass
610 mm (Circ)Order this image
Erddig, Wrexham (Accredited Museum)
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Necklace/hair jewellery dated 1860-80 (circa). Fabric of blonde human hair, waxed [?] Brass fittings. Gold [?] clasp. Strands of hair are interlaced in a diamond mesh and formed into two chains of 17 connected bubbles graduated in diameter. A Latin cross is formed from hair bubbles joined at the centre by a square brass connecting piece. The clasp has been broken and crushed. There is moth damage to one bubble. A bubble of the cross has come partly loose from its finial fitting. Several bubbles are crushed.
Given by Phillip Yorke III (1905-1978) along with the estate, house and contents to the National Trust in 1973.