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Jewel

about 1830


Object Place: Europe, France (?)

Dimensions

2.5 x 2.7 cm (1 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.671

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Provenance

Martha Codman Karolik (b. 1858 - d. 1948), Newport, RI [see note 1]; by inheritance to her husband, Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport and New York; 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 13, 1964)

NOTES:
[1] This jewel was part of a set of amethysts (along with MFA accession nos. 23.283-23.285) that Martha Codman, later Mrs. Maxim Karolik, probably inherited from her family. According to her (handwritten note in MFA curatorial file), they had belonged to her great- great-grandmother, Elizabeth Crowninshield (b. 1736 - d. 1799) but the 19th century date of the jewelry makes this impossible.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik