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Brooch

Centre contains braided hair surrounded by half pearls, gold back, catch broken. (from card)

Inscription

Engraved: "SRL to EG Octr. 14th 1848" (from card)

Provenance

Descended through the family to Dr. Samuel A. Green by 1910; to MFA as loan October 19, 1910, bequest to MFA December 4, 1919. "Susan Ruggles Bordman (1787-1858), wife of William Lawrence (1783-1848) to Eliza Lawrence (1796-1874) sister of Wm. Lawrence and wife of Joshua Green (1797-1875). Mrs. Lawrence and Mrs. Green were sisters-in-law." (from object file)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dr. Samuel A. Green

1848

Object Place

United States

Accession Number

19.1438

Medium or Technique

Silver; hair, crystal, pearls

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches