Watch Chain

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1871-1900

GUSN

GUSN-101824

Description

Black beaded watch chain worked in a flat ribbon connected to a gold swivel snap clasp. Gold beads woven into the chain depict crosses, crowns, keys,hearts and other designs, as well as spelling out the maker's initials.

Details

Descriptive Terms

accessories
watches
beads (pierced objects)
gold (metal)
Chain, Watch

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": More than forty years after beaded chains faded from popularity, Margaret Duncan Phillips decided to make one for her new husband, Stephen Henry Phillips. Married in 1871, the couple had to live apart as Stephen pursued business in California. This chain uses the same sentimental motifs as those from an earlier generation.

Inscription

"MDP" and other designs. (Beaded Monogram)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1275

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American [use]

Dimensions

1 1/16 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.224