Monday, September 20, 2010

Bumbling love

I've long hoped to find a locket by the R.B. MacDonald company. The company manufactured many different types of gold and sterling jewelry in Attleboro, MA (the jewelry capital of the US) the late 19th/early 20th century, but they were perhaps best known for their Little Beatrice lockets.

The mark on these lockets - which come in a variety of styles - is my absolute favorite. It is a bumble bee with the letters "RBM" on the top and the letters "ATRICE" on the bottom. Read top to bottom, the combination of letters and the image of the bee give you Beatrice. The year of the company's founding, 1874, is also a part of the mark. Adorable!

I just listed this locket in the shop this morning - go and have a look!


lauren said...

not to mention, your photos of this locket are just utterly gorgeous!

arubin said...

Clearly you need to come so I can take you to Attleboro.

KristiMcMurry said...

SO beautiful! Looks like it found a home already :)

Liane said...

The company mark is just as adorable as the locket itself.

Vintage Seen said...

hey your new look blog is fabulous congrats! love the font of your name, lovely!

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