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Child's Armlet

1936.162 (RS7604)

Description

Branch coral armlet with metal clasp in cardboard box

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1880
Inscriptions
"J.A. MERRILL & Co. / JEWELERS / 139 MIDDLE ST. / PORTLAND, ME." (Paper Label)
Location of origin
Italy
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
ARMLET
fasteners
Dimensions
1/2 in (Box) x 1 1/16 in (Box) x 1 1/8 in (Box) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1936.162
GUSN
100754
Reference Notes
For more information on coral jewelry see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 105; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.1 (1991): 238-244; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 122-123, 237-239; Gere, Charlotte, "American and European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 86-87.
Related Items
Title Child's coral armlet in box Accession number 1936.162 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. William Whitman, Jr.:
Title Mosaic brooch Accession number 1936.164 a
Title Tortoiseshell child's ring Accession number 1936.164 b
Title Tortoiseshell child's ring Accession number 1936.164 c
Title Glass child's ring Accession number 1936.164 d

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