- School & Youth
- Get Involved
This necklace is made from Berlin iron in the shape of an elaborately cast and lacquered cross with foliate trefoil shaped arms and a quatrefoil rosette in the center. The cross hangs from a "box chain" design of woven ring mail.
enamel (fused coating)
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
3/8 (W) (inches)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
"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/.
For more information on Berlin Iron jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 698-702; Dawes, Ginny Redington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 110-114; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995); 257; Newman, Harold, "Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry," (1981): 37; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 72-73. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).