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Jewellery - Black Glass, circa 1880 (Damaged) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 4325

Summary:
This black glass item of jewellery was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003. Its shape indicates it would have been part of a piece of jewellery.

Jewellery and ornamentation.
Poverty did not prevent Little Lon's inhabitants - women and men alike - from following the fashions of the day. An abundance of black jewellery reflects a trend that began with Queen Victoria's mourning for her husband, Albert. Brooches, pendants, earrings, shirt studs, and what appear to be tie pins and cuff links unearthed in Little Lon are the same as those in contemporary illustrations. Most of these objects originated from Europe. They may have come to Australia in the immigrants' luggage, been purchased locally or arrived in precious parcels ordered from mail order catalogues.
Description:
TEARDROP SHAPED
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical

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Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Activity: PERSONAL
Specific Activity: COSTUME
Lot Area Unit: 38/1/118

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