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1932.2101 (RS7302)

Description

Tortoiseshell watch chain with gold piqué point stars on links.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1868
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
CHAIN, WATCH
fobs
watches
Dimensions
1/2 in (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1932.2101
GUSN
102001
Exhibition Notes
"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995.
Reference Notes
This watch chain is pictured in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): color plate 132. For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115.
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