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Dark hair under beveled rectangular glass in chased gold surrounded by black and white enamel. Inscribed on reverse.

Inscription

"I. Amory / died Sep. 4 / 1832 AE 73." engraved in back in script.

Provenance

Descended in the family to Maria Potter Codman by 1902; inherited by her niece Martha Catherine Codman Karolik, 1902; collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 8, 1964, bequest. "My great grandfather, M.C.C." (from data file)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

American, 1832

Object Place for Label

United States

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 1.8cm (11/16in.)

Accession Number

64.876

Medium or Technique

Gold; enamel, hair

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings