This large hinged gold bangle-style bracelet is decorated on the exterior with granulation and gold wire in an Etruscan or Classical Revival style. It closes with a concealed tongue and groove clasp. The interior is marked with the patent date and number for the clasp mechanism.
Hein, Charles (Inventor)
"PAT'D FEB. 25 / 1879 / OCT. 14. 79 / MAY 18. 80" (Stamped)
- Location of origin
- Associated Building
- Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.). Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
- Object type
- Descriptive terms
Classical Revival (European revival style)
- 1 (W), 2 9/16 (diameter) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
- 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 Classical revival jewelry of the late nineteenth century see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 133-188; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.2 (1991): 447-511; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 346-353; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 35-61 and "Victorian Jewelry Design," (1972): 103-138; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 82-83.