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1969.3045 (RS8347)

Description

Silver oval locket, front has an applied gold cipher of an entwined endless knot and the letter C, inside compartment contains a lock of blonde hair under glass and a newspaper clipping, loop attachment at top.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875
Inscriptions
"DIED. - In Paris, September 30th, Bowdoin / Bradlee, son of Ogden Codman, Esq., of Lincoln, / Massachusetts, U.S." (Printed paper)
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
silver (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
LOCKET
lockets
silver (metal)
Dimensions
7/8 in x 1/4 in (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3045
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
101418
Reference Notes
For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981). 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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