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Locket in pouch

Object Number: 
1945.178ab
Date: 
ca. 1852
Medium: 
Gold, glass, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall (Locket): 1 5/8 x 1 x 1/4 in. (4.1 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm) Container (pouch): 2 x 1 5/8 in. (5.1 x 4.1 cm)
Marks: 
engraved: on one side of exterior of locket: "S. & H. / TO / JENNY LIND"
Description: 
Oval gold locket once containing daguerrotypes; inscription on one side of exterior; both sides chased with foliate motifs; round gold bail for pendant; taupe suede leather pouch with no closure.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession notes, this locket was presented to Jenny Lind by Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Gray Ward in whose home in Boston she was married to Otto Goldschmidt on February 5, 1852. The daguerrotypes it contained, now ruined, were of George Washington and Daniel Webster, whom Lind admired. Lind's daughter, Mrs. Raymond Maude, gave the locket to the donor in London in 1925.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Provenance: 
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group