Clip w/Chain on Ring

Clip w/Chain on Ring
Clip w/Chain on Ring
ca. 1850
Copper, gold
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):
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Object Number 
engraving: monogram on inside of ring: "JL"
Gallery Label 
This handkerchief holder was worn by Jenny Lind at a masked ball given in her honor in New Orleans in 1850.
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group