Memorial brooch

1820–29


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

64.890

Medium or Technique

Gold, pearls, crystal, jet

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Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

Circle of 9 pearls with jet between (2 jet missing) around chased gold for glass over hair. Script on curved gold back.

Inscription

"CEC / obt Sept 6 182_ / _uch is the King__ / of Heaven" in script on back. Added pin obliterates letters. (from card)

Provenance

Probably Codman family. Collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 8, 1964, bequest.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik