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Circular gold locket, center compartment contains a painting on ivory of a woman holding a dove surrounded by a black enamel border, reverse of locket contains a lock of blonde hair, loop for attachment at top.
2 1/16 in x 1 3/8 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Miss Lilias Page
For more information on hair jewelry see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry," (1998); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 680-698; Campbell, Mark, "The Art of Hair Work: Hair Braiding and Jewelry of Sentiment with Catalog of Hair Jewelry," Eds. Jules & Kaethe Kliot (facsimile of 1875 printing, 1996); Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 139-143; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 98-107, 214-219.
Title Hair necklace Accession Number 1941.1512
Title Hair locket Accession Number 1945.134
Title Watch case Accession Number 1945.137
Title Watch case Accession Number 1945.138
Title Hair pins Accession Number 1945.154 ab
Title Necklace Accession Number 1945.155
Title Shell comb Accession Number 1945.160
Title Shell comb Accession Number 1945.161
Title Shell comb Accession Number 1945.162