Necklace

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1865

GUSN

GUSN-102344

Description

Necklace of two strands of straw links with oval ivory pendant incised with a portrait of a Japanese woman on one side and a metal fly applied to the reverse, supporting an ivory drop with painted red flowers containing two small ivory dice.

Details

Descriptive Terms

necklaces
straw (plant material)
ivory (tooth component)
silver (metal)
Necklace

Label

New England sailors coming home from Asia often presented their loved ones with ivory gifts. Paymaster Samuel T. Browne returned to Rhode Island from Japan in 1867. He most likely used the piece as a watch chain and fob but a later owner turned it into a necklace.

Additional Identification Number

1795

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Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Japan

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Hannah May Burrough

Accession Number

1925.244