Memorial brooch for Catherine Codman

1850


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 7/8 x 11/16 in. (2.2 x 1.8 cm)

Accession Number

64.905

Medium or Technique

Gold; pearls, lacquer

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

Shaped frame of floral gold and black enamel, with row of pearls, ribbon bow below, elliptical beveled glass over dark red hair.

Inscription

"Mrs Catharine W Codman, / Obt Jany 7th 1850 / AE 54 yrs" in script on back. (from card)

Provenance

Memorial brooch for Mrs. Catharine W. Codman, died 1850. Descended in Codman family; collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 8, 1964, bequest.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik