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Silver ornament meant to hold a small bouquet. The flowers would have been placed into the vase and skewered with the attached pin, it was then work hanging from the finger.

Inscription

Mary B. Babcock engraved in cursive script on handle

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1946

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Emily M. Babcock

Tussie-Mussie

English or American, mid-19th century

Object Place

England or America

Dimensions

Overall: 14.7 x 6.5 x 4.5cm (5 13/16 x 2 9/16 x 1 3/4in.) Other (Chain fully extended): 22.8 x 6.5cm (9 x 2 9/16in.)

Accession Number

46.657

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment