Watch Chain

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101353

Description

Watch chain consisting of a woven rope of hair and five octagonal gold mounts and gold slide.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fobs
accessories
watches
CHAIN, WATCH

Additional Identification Number

799

Related Items

Title Hair chain Accession Number 1943.306
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1943.307
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1943.308

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

5/16 in (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1943.306

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.