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Necklace

1930.15 (RS7183)

Description

This tortoiseshell necklace is composed of carved links alternating in two shapes: an "X" superimposed over an oval, and a decoratively pierced oval. At the center is an amphora-shaped pendant that contains a photograph. One end is an oval slip-catch similar to those used on watch chains. The other is a simple ring.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Material
photograph components
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Necklace
necklaces
photograph components
Dimensions
1 1/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1930.15
GUSN
102327
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 Tortoiseshell chain and locket Accession number 1930.15 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss E. W. McKibbin:
Title Tortoiseshell cameo studs Accession number 1930.16 ab
Title Intaglio Accession number 1930.17 ab
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1930.18
Title Hair earrings Accession number 1930.19 ab
Title Coral brooch Accession number 1930.20
Title Cameo fob Accession number 1930.21
Title Cameo studs Accession number 1930.22 ab
Title Coral pin Accession number 1930.136
Title Coral earrings Accession number 1930.137 ab
Title Tortoiseshell lorgnette Accession number 1937.1307

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