Necklace

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-102484

Description

This necklace is composed of alternating gutta percha beads with gilt bronze caps and faceted gold colored metal beads supporting a heart shaped bogwood pendant set with a small painting on ivory under glass. The necklace closes with a tube clasp.

Details

Descriptive Terms

necklaces
gutta-percha
glass (material)
bronze (metal)
ivory (tooth component)
souvenirs
travel
Necklace

Additional Identification Number

1935

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Title Brooch Accession Number 1927.1072
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Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession Number 1927.1082
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession Number 1927.1083
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1927.1108
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1927.1109
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1927.1110
Title Necklace Accession Number 1927.1111
Title Necklace Accession Number 1927.1112
Title Slide buckle Accession Number 1927.1116

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

5/16 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. B. Dobson

Accession Number

1927.1111

Reference Notes

For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95.