Scissors chain, or pendant with chain
Object Place: Probably New England, United States
64.5 x 29.5 cm (25 3/8 x 11 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
Engraved "1705 / Kathrine / Ingersall [Ingersull?] to L G / 1781" on back of heart-shaped pendant
Not known, but see Eliot family chart.
Gift of Dr. Martha May Eliot