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Necklace

1925.360 (RS6945)

Description

This tortoiseshell necklace is composed of flat, pierced links with serrated edges forming a chain. The chain closes at the center back with an S-shaped clasp. An oval pendant with an inscribed plaque hangs from a central, flat tortoiseshell "o" ring. The plaque is decorated with an owl under an umbrella in relief and surrounded by a pierced scrollwork border.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Necklace
necklaces
Dimensions
1 7/16 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1925.360
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Lucy Haskell Sturtevant
GUSN
102005
Reference Notes
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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Title Shoe buckle Accession number 1925.368 a
Title Stock buckle Accession number 1925.368 b
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