Necklace

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100734

Description

Gutta percha bead necklace on metal chain with seven pendants with molded flower bunches, beads and teardrop shaped pendants, hook and eye clasp.

Details

Descriptive Terms

necklaces
NECKLACE

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

177

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3012

Exhibition Notes

"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.

Reference Notes

For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981). 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.