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Necklace and cross pendant

1967.58 (RS196495)

Description

This carnelian bead necklace has a carnelian cross pendant , which is set with a topaz in center surrounded by a row of pearls. The pendant has a gold mount at the top of the cross and a pendant loop bail set with four pearls.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1804
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, New England
Associated Building
Associated With Harrison Gray Otis House, First House (Boston, Mass.).
Material
carnelian
gold (metal)
pearl (animal material)
topaz (mineral)
Object type
Adornment
Places
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
carnelian
gold (metal)
Necklace
necklaces
pearl (animal material)
pendants (jewelry)
topaz (mineral)
Dimensions
1 3/4 x 1 x 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1967.58
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Platt Hacker
GUSN
101930
Exhibition Notes
"Cherished Possessions: A New England Legacy," Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, July 2003 to October 2005. "Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995. "Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Reference Notes
Pictured in Carlisle, Nancy, "Cherished Possessions: A New England Legacy," (2003): 206-208; Fales, "Jewelry in America: 1600-1900," (1995): Color Plate 67, 124.
Related Items
Title Miniature of Sally Foster Otis Accession number 1947.783 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. & Mrs. Hacker:

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