Necklace

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1840

GUSN

GUSN-100746

Description

This double-strand red branch coral necklace closes with a chased rococo gold tongue and groove clasp.

Details

Descriptive Terms

necklaces
coral (material)
gold (metal)
Necklace

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Mehitabel Bangs from Brewster, Massachusetts, received this coral necklace inscribed with her name, most likely as a gift from her parents in the 1840s.

Inscription

"M. Bangs" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

189

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1/2 x 1/4 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Caroline A. Leighton

Accession Number

1920.729

Reference Notes

Pictured in Solz, Julie A. "Caring for your Fine and Antique Jewelry," Historic New England, Winter/Spring 2005, p. 8. 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.