Bracelet clasp

about 1800


Object Place: English (probably)

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 3.7 cm (1 3/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

41.625

Medium or Technique

Gold; watercolor on ivory, enamel

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Elliptical of gold, blue enamel and pearls with group (said to be Benjamin Pickman, his wife Anstiss Derby, and children) under beveled glass crystal. (from card)

Inscription

"The Gift of Elizabeth Derby to Anstiss Pickman" In script on back.

Provenance

Lent by Miss Martha C. Codman, November 8, 1926. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxim Karolik for the "M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts"

Collection of Miss Martha C. Codman by 1926; lent to MFA November 8, 1926; given to the MFA by Mr. and MRs. Maxim Karolik for the "M. & M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts", October 9, 1941.

"miniature painting of family group (said to be Benjmin Pickman, his wife Anstiss Derby, and children)" (from card)

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts