Watch Chain

Date

1850-1900

GUSN

GUSN-102692

Description

Jet watch chain with ridged oblong segments attached with gold links, one end has a ball with carved stars set with seed pearls, the other end has a carved twisted bar.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fobs
accessories
watches
CHAIN, WATCH

Additional Identification Number

2144

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

5/8 in (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.70

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.