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Watch Chain

2007.15.70 (RS9410)

Description

Jet watch chain with ridged oblong segments attached with gold links, one end has a ball with carved stars set with seed pearls, the other end has a carved twisted bar.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1900
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
CHAIN, WATCH
fobs
watches
Dimensions
5/8 in (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.70
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
102692
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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