Tooth encased in gold acorn, Container: first-half 19th century
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possibly Philadelphia
Human tooth, and yellow and white gold; O.L. 7/8 in., (2.2 cm); Diam. of cap 0.58 in. (1.5 cm)
David A Schorsch - Eileen M. Smiles (Woodbury, Connecticut)
The keeping of hair or teeth of deceased family members was an important memorial practice until recent times. A tooth believed to have belonged to Franklin has been preserved, encased in a golden acorn. Terms of Use Credits