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Necklace

1969.2400 (RS8281)

Description

Tortoiseshell necklace with alternating small and large oval links (pendant missing).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
NECKLACE
necklaces
Dimensions
3/4 in x 1/2 in (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.2400
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
102323
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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