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Mourning bracelet clasp for George Washington Hancock

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Two mourners, a man and woman, stand flanking an ivory obelisk upon which is written -GO- / SPOTLESS / INNOCENCE / -TO- / ENDLESS / BLISS. The ground is composed of chopped hair. There are several seed pearl accents with some now missing. The scene is framed by two narrow bands of blue and white...

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INo. GEO: WASHINGTON HANCOCK. OBt. 27. JAN. 1787 AEt. 9. Yrs.


In the collection of William B Wood by 1945; to Charles H Wood 1945, bequest; to MFA December 11, 1985, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles H. Wood

American, about 1787

Object Place for Label

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 4.8 x 2.9cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/8in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold; watercolor on ivory, hair




Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets