Coral Pendant

Collection Type

  • Jewelry






Carved coral hand pendant holding a ring with eleven coral fobs of various shapes and objects, wrist features a gold bracelet studded with a turquoise bead.


Descriptive Terms

pendants (jewelry)

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Location of Origin



1 1/4 in (W) (inches)

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Reference Notes

A similar coral hand pendant on a coral link chain bracelet is pictured in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): color plate 137. 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. For history of the Mason family see Winthrop, Robert C., Jr. "Memoir of Robert Means Mason," Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society. XVIII, 1881, 302-317 and Carlisle, Nancy, "Cherished Possessions: A New England Legacy," (2003).

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