Necklace

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1857

GUSN

GUSN-24253

Description

Part of set (or parure) consisting of a necklace, brooch and pendant made from multi-colored glass micromosaic medallions depicting flowers, birds and crosses interspersed with gold leaves. The medallions have gold tear-drop-shaped pendants. The necklace closes with a tongue and groove slide clasp.

Details

Descriptive Terms

necklaces
glass (material)
gold (metal)
thread
Classical
floral patterns
Victorian
Glass
Gold Plate
Victorian
Floral
Classical
Necklace

Label

Before his marriage, Captain Richard Tucker toured Europe in 1857, where he acquired jewelry for his future wife, Mollie, including this set. After the family's fortunes suffered a downturn, Mollie struggled to maintain her lifestyle, reinforcing the necklace pendants with gold-colored thread after the original gold connectors began to break.

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Vatican

Dimensions

16 x 2 x 0.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.5137.1