Clip w/Chain on Ring

Object Number: 
1945.180
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Copper, gold
Dimensions: 
Part (chain): 2 1/8 x 1/16 in. (5.4 x 0.2 cm) Part (clip): 1 13/16 x 7/16 x 1/4 in. (4.6 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm) Part (ring):
Marks: 
engraving: monogram on inside of ring: "JL"
Description: 
Handkerchief holder with chain and ring attached; two sides in ridged fan-like design attached at top; round loop at the top of the clip with a smaller loop to which chain is linked; round moveable loop to move up and down cylindrical part to open and close clip. Copper chain is made up of oval links and is attached to a link on the smooth copper ring; "JL" inscribed on inside of ring.
Gallery Label: 
This handkerchief holder was worn by Jenny Lind at a masked ball given in her honor in New Orleans in 1850.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Provenance: 
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group