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Watch Chain Fragment

1927.760 (RS7039)

Description

Watch chain consisting of a rope of woven hair, two hair ball slides, missing metal findings.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1860
Inscriptions
"O.D's hair -" (Ink)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
CHAIN, WATCH
watches
Dimensions
1/16 in (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.760
GUSN
101362
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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Title Hatpin pin Accession number 1927.755 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Olivia Frederica Dabney:
Title Hatpin pin Accession number 1927.756
Title Belt buckle Accession number 1927.757
Title Bouquet holder Accession number 1927.758
Title Silver ring Accession number 1927.759
Title Hair cord Accession number 1927.760
Title Bracelet Accession number 1927.761
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1927.762

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