Necklace

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-102323

Description

Tortoiseshell necklace with alternating small and large oval links (pendant missing).

Details

Descriptive Terms

necklaces
NECKLACE

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1774

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

3/4 in x 1/2 in (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.2400

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.