Another Beautiful Late Victorian Hair Band!

September 24, 2010

Late Victorian Hair Band

In the same vein as the surrounding hair bands, this piece is c1890 and carries a single pearl (tear).

Hair Reveal

Note the undulating gold design around the band revealing panels of hair underneath and the the way that they are tied together, leading towards the pearl on top. Simple and elegant, the late 19th century took great care with the fine details, regardless of being higher or lower end pieces.

Being widely prolific throughout the world, this band has its origins outside of Britain as it doesn’t carry the correct hallmarks, but these were widely produced along the Continent and especially in the United States.

Courtesy: Sarah Nehama

Further Reading on Hair Bands

The Late 19th Century and Buckle Rings

An 1876 Hair Ring

A Late 19th Century Hairwork Ring

1888 Sentimental Hair Band in Original Heart-Shaped Box

An Early Hair Ring: 1860 ‘My David’

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