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Bracelet

1936.885 (RS7648)

Description

Flat tortoiseshell bangle style bracelet with painted gold leaf and butterfly design with painted red border.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Material
tortoise shell
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Bracelet
bracelets (jewelry)
tortoise shell
Dimensions
7/8 (W), 2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1936.885
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mary Watson
GUSN
102008
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 Pair of large shoe buckles Accession number 1936.866 ab Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Mary L. Watson:
Title Knee buckles Accession number 1936.867
Title Celluloid hairpin Accession number 1936.879
Title Horn back comb Accession number 1936.880
Title Tortoiseshell comb Accession number 1936.881
Title High back horn comb Accession number 1936.882
Title Bead necklace Accession number 1936.884
Title Tortoiseshell bracelet Accession number 1936.885
Title c - Three buttons Accession number 1936.890 a

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