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Pair of Bracelets

1931.1792ab (RS7252)

Description

This pair of tortoiseshell bracelets are each made from a single sheet of tortoiseshell curled to fit adjustably around the wrist without a closure mechanism. Each cuff is decorated with a circular plaque set with intertwined initials "LT" for the previous owner, Lydia Tripp.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Inscriptions
"LT" (Applied tortoiseshell)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Bracelet
bracelets (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 11/16 in (W), 1 7/8 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.1792ab
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Lydia G. Chace
GUSN
102006
Reference Notes
For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115.
Related Items
Title 2 - Moonstone earrings Accession number 1926.728.a.1 Notes Jewelry and related items bequeathed by Lydia G. Chace:
Title Gold earring Accession number 1926.728 b
Title Cut steel earring Accession number 1926.728 c
Title Tortoiseshell pendant Accession number 1926.728 d
Title Tortoiseshell earrings Accession number 1926.733
Title Gold chain and watch Accession number 1929.1791 ab
Title Silver bracelet Accession number 1929.1792
Title Steel shoe ornament Accession number 1931.1593
Title Belt buckle Accession number 1931.1593
Title Pair of tortoiseshell bracelets Accession number 1931.1792 ab
Title Pair of tortoiseshell bracelets Accession number 1931.1793 ab
Title Watch chain Accession number 1931.1794
Title Watch chain Accession number 1931.1795
Title Brass watch chain Accession number 1931.1796
Title Locket Accession number 1931.1797
Title Locket Accession number 1931.1798
Title Gold pendant Accession number 1931.1799
Title Brooch Accession number 1931.1800
Title Stick pin Accession number 1931.1801
Title Gold ring Accession number 1931.1802
Title Pair of tortoiseshell pins Accession number 1931.1803 ab
Title Beaded watch chain Accession number 1931.1804
Title Chain of blue beads Accession number 1931.1805
Title Pair of cufflinks Accession number 1932.80 ab
Title Pair of cufflinks Accession number 1932.81 ab
Title Hair mount Accession number 1932.82
Title Mother of pearl markers Accession number 1932.83
Title Brown University cuff links Accession number 1938.39 ab
Title Gold chain and locket Accession number 1965.125 ab
Title Cufflinks Accession number 1965.126 ab
Title Gold watch chain Accession number 1965.127
Title Ring Accession number 1965.128

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