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Locket in Original Case

1929.515ab (RS7139)

Description

Onyx and gold oval locket, front features a gold fleur de lis set with four seed pearls, inside compartments hold a ambrotype of Governor Samuel Wells (1801-1868) of Maine (same picture as 1933.1969 and 1929.514) and a lock of white hair under glass, gold pendant loop at top. Fitted leather case with an impressed shell pattern on cover.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment; Body Adornments
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
Jewelry
Locket
lockets
Dimensions
7/8 x 3/16 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1929.515ab
Credit Line
Gift of William Sumner Appleton
GUSN
101191
Reference Notes
For more information on portrait jewelry see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 220-222. 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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