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Locket

2007.15.123 (RS9244)

Description

Gold circular locket, center compartment has beveled glass on both sides and contains a brown, light brown, blonde lock of hair, and small piece of paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1840
Inscriptions
"Stanley" (Pencil on paper)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
LOCKET
lockets
Dimensions
1/4 in (W), 1 3/4 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.123
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
101171
Reference Notes
For more information on hair jewelry see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry," (1998); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 680-698; Campbell, Mark, "The Art of Hair Work: Hair Braiding and Jewelry of Sentiment with Catalog of Hair Jewelry," Eds. Jules & Kaethe Kliot (facsimile of 1875 printing, 1996); Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 139-143; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 98-107, 214-219.

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