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1963.215 (RS8111)

Description

Large gold oval locket, center compartment contains a painting on ivory of a woman standing next to an urn, reverse has brown hair in basket weave pattern, gold loop attachment on top.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790
Inscriptions
"MW / OB. / Oct. 28th / 1790 / AE, / 53." (Painting on ivory)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
LOCKET
lockets
Dimensions
2 1/8 in x 1/4 in (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1963.215
GUSN
101234
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 Mourning Locket Accession number 1963.215 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. Ray. D. Murphy:
Title Belt buckle Accession number 1963.216
Title Bonnet from Bradford, VT Accession number 1963.218
Title Hat box from Bradford, VT Accession number 1963.219

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