Locket

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1790-1840

GUSN

GUSN-101172

Description

Gold circular locket, beveled glass compartment containing two lockets of blonde hair, hinged loop on top.

Details

Descriptive Terms

lockets
glass (material)
LOCKET

Additional Identification Number

616

Related Items

Title Hair locket Accession Number 1927.1132

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1/4 in (D), 2 1/2 in (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1927.1132

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.