Mourning pin for John George Washington Hancock

about 1787


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 4.8cm (1 7/8in.)

Accession Number

1985.1027

Medium or Technique

Gold, glass, and hair

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

Gold frame with glass cover, woven hair. (from card)

Inscription

Rev: INo. GEO: WASHINGTON HANCOCK, / OBt. 27. JAN 1787. AEt. 9. Yrs.

Provenance

By 1945, in the collection of William B Wood (1879- 1945/8) of Jamaica Plain, Mass; 1945, bequeathed to Charles H Wood (1913-1993); 1985, gift of Charles H. Wood of Duxbury, Mass. to the MFA (Accession date: December 11, 1985).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles H. Wood