Memorial brooch

about 1832


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Overall: 5.1cm (2in.)

Accession Number

64.897

Medium or Technique

Gold; enamel

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

The brooch centers black champleve enamel with twining blooming vines surrounded by a gold frame composed of repousse scrolling elements and shells. On the reverse in an inscribed hinged comparment that opens to reveal a lock of brown hair. There is a small hook on the bottom.

Inscription

" I Amory died Sept 4 / 1832 Aged 73 / C Amory died July 20 / 1831 AE 70" engraved in script (from card).

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik