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Bracelet

1940.576 (RS7800)

Description

Roman micromosaic bracelet depicting classical ruins set in blue glass plaques, fastened together with twisted gilt metal links.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1910
Inscriptions
French Assay mark of eagle's head (stamped)
maker's mark of lozenge divided lengthwise by a cross or extended letter "f" with the capital letter "A" on the left and the capital letter "G" or "C" on the right (possible maker's mark for Anoine Guillemin, a Paris jeweler.)
Location of origin
Paris, France
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BRACELET
bracelets (jewelry)
glass (material)
Dimensions
15/16 in x 1/4 in (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1940.576
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Frederic A. Turner
GUSN
100575
Reference Notes
For more information on mosaic jewelry see: Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," (1991): 232-237; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 239-245; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 126-128; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 74-75.
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Title Tortoiseshell Necklace Accession number 1940.578
Title Wooden Chain Accession number 1940.579
Title d - Set of Jewelry Accession number 1940.580 a
Title Tortoiseshell earrings Accession number 1940.581 ab
Title c - Earrings and Brooch Accession number 1940.582 a
Title Tortoiseshell Comb Accession number 1940.585
Title Tortoiseshell Barrette Accession number 1940.586
Title Tortoiseshell Barrette Accession number 1940.587
Title c - Earring and Hair Ornament Accession number 1940.588 a
Title c - Hair pin set Accession number 1940.589 a
Title c - Necklace and Earrings Accession number 1940.590 a
Title Pair of Pins Accession number 1940.591 ab
Title Necklace Accession number 1940.592
Title Gold Ring Accession number 1940.593

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