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LOCKET

Made by: Unknown (Jeweler)

Currently in storage


About this object

The locket has a rectangular frame set with a suspension loop. On the front, under crystal glass, is an openwork design in gold against red silk. In the center are six intertwined letters. Above them is a crown of flowers, with swags of flowers and ribbons hanging from it. Underneath the letters is a sheaf of wheat tied with a ribbon. This is surrounded by a gold guilloche border with a flower at each corner. At the back is human hair, woven in a checkerboard pattern.

Object name:
LOCKET
Made from:
Gold -- silk -- hair
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
1804
Size:
5.6 × 4.4 cm (2 3/16 × 1 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
17.47
Class:
JEWELRY
Signature marks:
MONOGRAM EEJ MOS [On front]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973