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1927.1132 (RS7001)

Description

Gold circular locket, beveled glass compartment containing two lockets of blonde hair, hinged loop on top.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1840
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
LOCKET
lockets
Dimensions
1/4 in (D), 2 1/2 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.1132
GUSN
101172
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.
Related Items
Title Hair locket Accession number 1927.1132 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. Frank D. Ellison:

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