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Watch Chain

1943.306 (RS7908)

Description

Watch chain consisting of a woven rope of hair and five octagonal gold mounts and gold slide.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
CHAIN, WATCH
fobs
watches
Dimensions
5/16 in (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1943.306
GUSN
101353
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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