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Jewel

Provenance

Martha Codman Karolik (b. 1858 - d. 1948), Newport, RI [see note 1]; by inheritance to her husband, Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport and New York; 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 13, 1964) NOTES: [1] This jewel was part of a set of amethysts (along with MFA accession nos. 23.283-23.285) that Martha Codman, later Mrs. Maxim Karolik, probably inherited from her family. According to her (handwritten note in MFA curatorial file), they had belonged to her great- great-grandmother, Elizabeth Crowninshield (b. 1736 - d. 1799) but the 19th century date of the jewelry makes this impossible.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

about 1830

Object Place

France (?)

Accession Number

64.671

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment