ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD HISTORICAL HAIR BRACELET c1850 OGILVY-GRANT

ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD HISTORICAL HAIR BRACELET c1850 OGILVY-GRANT
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD HISTORICAL HAIR BRACELET c1850 OGILVY-GRANT
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD HISTORICAL HAIR BRACELET c1850 OGILVY-GRANT
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD HISTORICAL HAIR BRACELET c1850 OGILVY-GRANT
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD HISTORICAL HAIR BRACELET c1850 OGILVY-GRANT
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD HISTORICAL HAIR BRACELET c1850 OGILVY-GRANT

ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD HISTORICAL HAIR BRACELET c1850 OGILVY-GRANT
A fascinating and important historical piece! This incredible hair bracelet is so finely woven, with confidence and strength within its opposing rows making a highly detailed and deeply attractive pattern. It’s fitted with solid 9 carat gold terminals and spaced by a gold panel with integrated box snap clasp. This clasp stunningly finely hand engraved:’Hair of Caroline Louisa 1st wife of James 9th Earl of Seafield, given by her nieces Isabell and Emma Hay to the Lady Nina Knowles, 1922′. Caroline Louisa died on 6th February 1850, having given birth to Francis Ogilvy-Grant, who would go on to become the 10th Earl of Seafield after his father, as well as a Scottish peer, who lived most of his adult life in New Zealand. He was styled Viscount Reidhaven from 1884 to 1888. So this bracelet was made during the 1850’s and only dedicated in 1922. The receipient of this bracelet, Lady Nina Geraldine Knowles (née Ogilvy-Grant) was Earl Francis’ daughter – so this is her grandmother’s hair. Lady Nina is another fascinating character, with streets names after her and her husband in Llandudno, Wales, and gifting the medieval house Turton Tower in Bolton to the local council for the benefit of the people of the surrounding villages. Overall a piece so steeped in history there’s no end to the story surrounding it. Measuring 1 inch wide, it’s just over 7 long and weighs 13.4 grams. What’s more, I offer layaway deals so there’s no need to let any of my listings slip through your fingers – just ask! For security all items are stored in a bank’s safe deposit box and sent fully insured for peace of mind. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Mourning Jewelry”. The seller is “victoriousantiquejewellery” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Great Britain
  • Base Metal: Gold
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Type: Bracelet
  • Antique: Yes
  • Vintage: Yes
  • Year Manufactured: Pre-1920
  • Metal Purity: 9k
  • Signed: No
  • Brand: Antique
  • Metal: Yellow Gold
  • Era: Victorian (1837-1901)

ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD HISTORICAL HAIR BRACELET c1850 OGILVY-GRANT