Bracelet with crystal locket

English
about 1852


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 3.3 x 19 x 1.1cm (1 5/16 x 7 1/2 x 7/16in.) Other (at locket): 3.5cm (1 3/8in.)

Accession Number

64.29

Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel, and crystal

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Gold bracelet with articulated links of blue and white enamel; locket in center holds a crystal compartment (originally for hair?) with gilt monogram inside. (Locket can be removed and worn as a pendant.) Engraved on reverse: “To Catherine Abbott Lawrence from her affectionate friend Angela G. Burdett Coutts [or Coatts?], England 1852.”

Inscription

"To Catherine Abbott Lawrence from her affectionate friend Angela G. Burdett Coutts, England 1852."

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb