Watch Chain Fragment

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1830-1860

GUSN

GUSN-101362

Description

Watch chain consisting of a rope of woven hair, two hair ball slides, missing metal findings.

Details

Descriptive Terms

accessories
watches
CHAIN, WATCH

Inscription

"O.D's hair -" (Ink)

Additional Identification Number

808

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1/16 in (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1927.760

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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