Memorial brooch for Catherine Parker

1803


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Overall: 2.7cm (1 1/16in.)

Accession Number

64.888

Medium or Technique

Gold, glass, pearls, hair

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Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

Almost circular, elaborately plaited graying hair under glass in circle of pearls. Engraved script in gold.

Inscription

"Catherine / Parker / ob 4 May 1803 / Aet 23" engraved on back.

Provenance

Memorial brooch for Catherine Parker, died 1803. Collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 8, 1964, bequest.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik