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One of a pair of bracelets; of chain and medallion pattern; one amethyst quartz medallion. See also 64.671.

Provenance

Martha C. Codman (b. 1858 - d. 1948), Newport, RI [see note 1]; 1923, gift of Martha C. Codman to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 19, 1923) NOTES: [1] This was part of a set of amethysts (along with MFA accession nos. 23.284-23.285 and 64.671) 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

Gift of Miss Martha C. Codman

about 1830

Object Place

France (?)

Dimensions

Length x height x depth: 16 x 2.5 x 0.7 cm (6 5/16 x 1 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23.283

Medium or Technique

Gilt metal and amethyst

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets