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Bracelet

1966.2264.1 (RS196490)

Description

This Bohemian garnet bracelet consists of nine rosettes set with garnets, all linked with hinges, all garnets are set in gold. The bracelet closes with a tongue and groove clasp and has a safety chain. It formed part of a set with 1966.2264.2, a brooch.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1900
Associated Building
Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.).
Material
garnet (mineral)
gold (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Bracelet
bracelets (jewelry)
garnet (mineral)
gold (metal)
Accession Number
1966.2264.1
Credit Line
Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin
GUSN
101087
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Reference Notes
For more information on garnets see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Old Jewelry," (2003): 64; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 35-38, 205.
Related Items
Title Brooch Accession number 1966.2264.2

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