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Memorial brooch

about 1846


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Overall: 4.1cm (1 5/8in.)

Accession Number

64.900

Medium or Technique

Gold; pearls, hair, jet, crystal

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Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

Simulated bow knot with buckle in chased gold and black enamel, inner loops of graduated pearls, dark hair under one glass, blend at right. (from card)

Inscription

"Wm S Wetmore Jr / aged / 2 years & 6 mos" engraved on back under blond hair. "John D Rogers / Died Aug 27 1846 / Aged 25 years" under dark hair. (from card)

Provenance

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

"Pin pearl & jet. Willie Wetmore and John's hair in it- was my mothers" (from file)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik