Watch Chain

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-102002

Description

Tortoiseshell watch chain with gold loop at end and oval vulcanite locket with gold inlaid initial "N" at center, locket contains a paper picture of a dog with a blue ribbon.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fobs
accessories
watches
Chain, Watch
Chain, Watch

Inscription

"N" (Gold inlay)

Additional Identification Number

1453

Related Items

Title Mourning brooch Accession Number 1921.303
Title Gold watch, chain and key Accession Number 1937.297
Title Watch fob Accession Number 1937.757
Title Tortoiseshell lorgnette Accession Number 1937.738
Title Tortoiseshell watch chain with locket Accession Number 1937.739
Title Tortoiseshell watch chain with locket Accession Number 1937.740
Title Tortoiseshell cuff buttons Accession Number 1937.741 ab
Title Watch fob Accession Number 1937.743
Title Miniature pendant Accession Number 1937.745
Title Ivory brooch Accession Number 1937.779
Title Gold watch chain Accession Number 1940.17

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear

Dimensions

5/8 (W), 12 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1937.1369

Reference Notes

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.