Requires Photography

Scissors chain, or pendant with chain

1750–60?
Unidentified artist


Object Place: Probably New England, United States

Dimensions

64.5 x 29.5 cm (25 3/8 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1971.349

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver

Exterior of heart-shaped pendant, with pointed end facing upwards, is engraved with a bilaterally symmetrical rose bush having four flowers. Two lateral chains are hooked to circular rings soldered to this central, heart-shaped form; a third chain is attached to another ring placed at base of the heart.

Inscription

Engraved "1705 / Kathrine / Ingersall [Ingersull?] to L G / 1781" on back of heart-shaped pendant

Markings

Unmarked

Provenance

Not known, but see Eliot family chart.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Martha May Eliot