Watch Chain

Date

ca. 1868

GUSN

GUSN-102001

Description

Tortoiseshell watch chain with gold piqué point stars on links.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fobs
accessories
watches
CHAIN, WATCH

Additional Identification Number

1452

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

1/2 in (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1932.2101

Exhibition Notes

"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995.

Reference Notes

This watch chain is pictured in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): color plate 132. For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115.