Gold locket

about 1760
Daniel Rogers (1735–1816)


Object Place: Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 334

Dimensions

Overall: 2.4cm (15/16in.)

Accession Number

42.248

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Small locket formed of an elliptical plaque engraved with line at edge surroundnig a small flower of curled scrolls, its vertical edge fastened to conforming back with extension at one side for three holes (for stitching) to match those of wedge fastener, which slips into the hollow box. At right in accompanying photograph.

Inscription

RC engraved below mark on back (from object file)

Markings

DR in rectangle on back (from object file)

DR in conjoined circles on bottom (from object file)

Provenance

Early history unknown; the donor, Philip Leffingwell Spalding, by 1933; given to the Museum in 1942..

Collection of Philip Leffingwell Spalding by 1933; lent to MFA December 15, 1933. Transferred to Mrs. Philip L. Spalding October 10, 1940. To MFA for "The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection" by Katharine Ames Spalding, Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding, April 9 and 16, 1942, given in memory of Philip Leffingwell Spalding.

Credit Line

The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection—Given in his memory by Katharine Ames Spalding and Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding