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1941.185 (RS7868)

Description

Double strand branch coral necklace, segmented with carved round beads, red ribbon ties.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1849-1880
Inscriptions
"Coral chain be - / longing to Marie - / etta Brown Josselyn / 1849-1912" (Pen and ink)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
NECKLACE
necklaces
Dimensions
5/8 in (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1941.185
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mabel Josselyn
GUSN
100778
Reference Notes
For more information on coral jewelry see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 105; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.1 (1991): 238-244; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 122-123, 237-239; Gere, Charlotte, "American and European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 86-87.
Related Items
Title Silver watch Accession number 1941.143 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Mabel Josselyn:
Title Gold ring Accession number 1941.144
Title Gold ring Accession number 1941.145
Title Brooch Accession number 1941.146
Title Coral bracelet Accession number 1941.185
Title Jet cross Accession number 1941.186
Accession number Carte de Visite of donor as a child by W.R. Hawkes of Boston, MA

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