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1933.1708 (RS7424)

Description

Black vulcanite oval locket, inner compartment contains a lock of brown hair under glass, loop attachment at top.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
LOCKET
lockets
Dimensions
1 1/16 in x 3/8 in (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.1708
GUSN
101190
Reference Notes
For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95. 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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Title Coral Brooch Accession number 1933.1692 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Helen B. Gilman:
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Title Seed pearl pin Accession number 1933.1694
Title Red velvet jewel case Accession number 1933.1695
Title Wood earrings Accession number 1933.1705 ab
Title Pair of tortoiseshell studs Accession number 1933.1706 ab
Title Pair of vulcanite bracelets Accession number 1933.1707 ab
Title Vulcanite locket Accession number 1933.1708

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