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Memorial brooch for Catherine Codman

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Shaped frame of floral gold and black enamel, with row of pearls, ribbon bow below, elliptical beveled glass over dark red hair.

Inscription

"Mrs Catharine W Codman, / Obt Jany 7th 1850 / AE 54 yrs" in script on back. (from card)

Provenance

Memorial brooch for Mrs. Catharine W. Codman, died 1850. Descended in Codman family; collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 8, 1964, bequest.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

1850

Object Place for Label

United States

Object Place

United States

Accession Number

64.905

Medium or Technique

Gold; pearls, lacquer

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches