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Bracelet

1998.4924.1 (RS24062)

Description

This bracelet is part of a jewelry set made of steel pave-set with iron pyrites. The bracelet has a central eight petalled-flower set with iron pyrite flanked by two sets of graduated shamrock pairs. The bracelet closes with a slide clasp.

Details

Label
Jewelry sets such as this were tourist souvenirs made from the locally-produced iron pyrite crystals often called "Irish diamonds." Other popular Irish motifs included in this set are trefoil shamrock leaves. For more on this type of jewelry and to see a similar set in the Birmingham (UK) Museum of Art, see Charlotte Gere and Judy Rudoe, Jewellery in the Age of Victoria (2011), 496.
Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
pyrite
Object type
Adornment
Places
Ireland (British Isles, Europe) [island]
Descriptive terms
Bracelet
bracelets (jewelry)
Mica
pyrite
Steel
Dimensions
7 x 1.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.4924.1
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
23972

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