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Necklace

1927.1111 (RS6998)

Description

This necklace is composed of alternating gutta percha beads with gilt bronze caps and faceted gold colored metal beads supporting a heart shaped bogwood pendant set with a small painting on ivory under glass. The necklace closes with a tube clasp.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Material
bronze (metal)
glass (material)
gutta-percha
ivory (tooth component)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
bronze (metal)
glass (material)
gutta-percha
ivory (tooth component)
Necklace
necklaces
souvenirs
travel
Dimensions
5/16 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.1111
Credit Line
Gift of Miss C. B. Dobson
GUSN
102484
Reference Notes
For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95.
Related Items
Title Watch charm Accession number 1927.1070 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Dobson:
Title Brooch Accession number 1927.1072
Title Bouquet holder Accession number 1927.1079
Title Bouquet holder Accession number 1927.1080
Title Bouquet holder Accession number 1927.1081
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1927.1082
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1927.1083
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1927.1108
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1927.1109
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1927.1110
Title Necklace Accession number 1927.1111
Title Necklace Accession number 1927.1112
Title Slide buckle Accession number 1927.1116

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