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Watch Chain

1937.589 (RS7664)

Description

Watch chain consisting of a twisted rope of woven hair, two hair ball slides.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1900
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
CHAIN, WATCH
fobs
watches
Dimensions
3/8 in (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1937.589
Credit Line
Estate of Miss Mary Lee Ware
GUSN
101351
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 watch chain Accession number 1937.589 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mary Lee Ware:
Title Hatpin Accession number 1937.590
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Title 592-593 - Pair of hatpins Accession number 1937
Title Hatpin Accession number 1937.594

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