Locket

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-101219

Description

Gilt metal and jet locket with foliate chased border, reverse has compartment with quartz cover inscribed in intaglio "Lucy" on cover, Lock of brown hair in compartment.

Details

Descriptive Terms

lockets
LOCKET

Inscription

"Lucy" (Intaglio)

Additional Identification Number

663

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

9/16 in x 11/16 in x 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1965.29

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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