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Cameo Fob

1930.21 (RS7229)

Description

Gold and chalcedony cameo watch fob with locket containing tinted photographs, cameo depicts two overlapping males in profile one in white and one in black, reverse has applied gold monogram of an intertwined M and K; locket contains two tinted photographs, one of a woman set under glass, the other is of a baby (glass is missing).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1885
Inscriptions
"MK" [intertwined] (Applied Monogram)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
FOB
Dimensions
1 7/8 in x 7/8 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1930.21
GUSN
100719
Exhibition Notes
"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995. "Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Reference Notes
For information on cameos see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 215-232; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 227-236; Miller, Anna M. "Cameos Old & New," 3rd Edition (2005).
Related Items
Title Tortoiseshell chain and locket Accession number 1930.15 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss E. W. McKibbin:
Title Tortoiseshell cameo studs Accession number 1930.16 ab
Title Intaglio Accession number 1930.17 ab
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1930.18
Title Hair earrings Accession number 1930.19 ab
Title Coral brooch Accession number 1930.20
Title Cameo fob Accession number 1930.21
Title Cameo studs Accession number 1930.22 ab
Title Coral pin Accession number 1930.136
Title Coral earrings Accession number 1930.137 ab
Title Tortoiseshell lorgnette Accession number 1937.1307

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