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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...

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RC engraved below mark on back (from object file)


DR in rectangle on back (from object file) DR in conjoined circles on bottom (from object file)


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.

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

about 1760

Object Place for Label

Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 334


Overall: 2.4cm (15/16in.)

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Jewelry / Adornment