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


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. 23.283, 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

French, Early 19th century,


Length x height x depth: 16 mm, 2.5 x 0.7 cm (5/8 x 1 x 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gilt metal and amethyst




Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets