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Memorial brooch

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

about 1846

Object Place for Label

United States

Object Place

United States

Accession Number

64.900

Medium or Technique

Gold; pearls, hair, jet, crystal

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches