Locket

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1790-1820

GUSN

GUSN-101167

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

lockets
LOCKET

Additional Identification Number

611

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 1/16 in x 1 3/8 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lilias Page

Accession Number

1945.134

Reference Notes

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.

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