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Watch Chain and Fob

1937.757 (RS7679)

Description

Watch chain of oblong and round jet beads, one end has a large round jet bead and the other has gold watch clip and gold fob seal engraved with an "N."

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Inscriptions
"N" (Engraved)
Object type
Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Chain, Watch
watches
Dimensions
5/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1937.757
GUSN
102691
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.
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Title Tortoiseshell lorgnette Accession number 1937.738
Title Tortoiseshell watch chain with locket Accession number 1937.739
Title Tortoiseshell watch chain with locket Accession number 1937.740
Title Tortoiseshell cuff buttons Accession number 1937.741 ab
Title Watch fob Accession number 1937.743
Title Miniature pendant Accession number 1937.745
Title Ivory brooch Accession number 1937.779
Title Gold watch chain Accession number 1940.17

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