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Five amethyst quartz; (one chain detached) "Belonged to Elizabeth Crowninshield, wife of Elias Hasket derby, Salem, Mass." (Miss Codman)


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. 23.283-23.284 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 (?)


Overall: 2.3 x 0.6 x 47 cm (7/8 x 1/4 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilt metal and amethyst




Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands