Locket

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1790-1840

GUSN

GUSN-101171

Description

Gold circular locket, center compartment has beveled glass on both sides and contains a brown, light brown, blonde lock of hair, and small piece of paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

lockets
LOCKET

Inscription

"Stanley" (Pencil on paper)

Additional Identification Number

615

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1/4 in (W), 1 3/4 in (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.123

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.