Memorial brooch for S. Codman and H. Codman

1819–44


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 x 3.2cm (1 x 1 1/4in.)

Accession Number

64.895

Medium or Technique

Gold; enamel, hair, glass

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Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

Rectangular frame, two bands of black enamel with chased gold around beveled glass over graying hair. Engraved script on back.

Inscription

"S. Codman / Obt May 7th 1844 / H Codman / Obt Nov 30th 1819" engraved in script on back.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik