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Memorial brooch for Catherine Parker

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Almost circular, elaborately plaited graying hair under glass in circle of pearls. Engraved script in gold.

Inscription

"Catherine / Parker / ob 4 May 1803 / Aet 23" engraved on back.

Provenance

Memorial brooch for Catherine Parker, died 1803. Collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 8, 1964, bequest.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

1803

Object Place for Label

United States

Object Place

United States

Accession Number

64.888

Medium or Technique

Gold, glass, pearls, hair

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches