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1965.29 (RS8145)

Description

Gilt metal and jet locket with foliate chased border, reverse has compartment with quartz cover inscribed in intaglio "Lucy" on cover, Lock of brown hair in compartment.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Inscriptions
"Lucy" (Intaglio)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
LOCKET
lockets
Dimensions
9/16 in x 11/16 in x 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1965.29
GUSN
101219
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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