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Bracelet

2006.44.16 (RS196527)

Description

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.

Details

Maker
Hein, Charles (Inventor)
Date
ca. 1880
Inscriptions
"PAT'D FEB. 25 / 1879 / OCT. 14. 79 / MAY 18. 80" (Stamped)
Location of origin
American
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.). Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
gold (metal)
granulation
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Bracelet
bracelets (jewelry)
Classical Revival (European revival style)
Etruscan Style
gold (metal)
granulation
Dimensions
1 (W), 2 9/16 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.16
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
101598
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.

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