Watch Chain

Date

ca. 1810

GUSN

GUSN-101363

Description

Long rope of hair in ten sections separated by octagonal gold mounts.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fobs
accessories
watches
CHAIN, WATCH

Inscription

"AM / AM / MF / LA / DM / MD / SH / LG / MM" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

809

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1/8 in (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1916.229

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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