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Flat black glass bead chain with geometric patterns in white and red beads, inscribed in beads "Time is a Gift of Inestimable value / S. Burnap 1833," black silk ribbon ends.
"Time is a Gift of Inestimable value / S. BURNAP 1833" (Beaded)
3/8 in (W) (inches)
Gift of Miss Ellen Lucinda Burnap
For more information on beaded chains see Bassett, Lynne Zacek. "Woven Bead Chains of the 1830s," "The Magazine Antiques." (December 1995): 798-807.
Title Watch Chain Accession Number 1965.110
Title Choker Accession Number 1967.113