Hairwork Watch Fob Mourning Jewelry
Two different types of hair work were used in this piece of mourning jewelry, alternating box weave and swirl - the complexity of the weaving of human hair as a part of the process of mourning in the Victorian era never ceases to amaze me.
15.5" long overall (39.37cm)
The swivel clasp doesn't appear to be original to the piece, as it is a slightly different color. The metal, particularly the center bar, has discoloration.
We keep finding white tufts on it that belong to the riker box we found it in. Please see photos - there is a spot of hair near the center that has some damage.