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Beaded Ribbon Watch Chain
about 1835
Original Owner:Originally owned by Jay Humphrey Filley , American, 1810 - 1883
Maker:Made by Unknown
Loom-woven glass and gilt beads, with silk ribbon ties
Primary Dimensions (length x width): 50 x 5/8in. (127 x 1.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Dorothy Filley Bidwell
Description: A loom-woven bead watch chain, worked with purple and gold designs on a black background. The motifs include fronds alternating with geometric designs, hearts, and some unidentifiable designs. "Friendships Gift," and "J. H. Filley" are also worked into the design. The ends are finished with a black silk ribbon, which is tied in a bow.
Object Number: 1957.18.8
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