Child's Necklace

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100751

Description

Coral bead necklace, three strands of small cylindrical beads, gold stamped and engraved clasp set with coral cameo depicting a child.

Details

Descriptive Terms

necklaces
NECKLACE

Additional Identification Number

194

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Italy

Dimensions

3/16 in (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1933.262

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 coral jewelry see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 105; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.1 (1991): 238-244; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 122-123, 237-239; Gere, Charlotte, "American and European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 86-87.

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