Bracelet

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-100567

Description

This bracelet is composed of six carved ivory plaques in four graduated sizes. The plaques are set on a pair of elastic strings with round beads separating each plaque (only three beads remain). The center plaque depicts three leaping deer within a frame pierced folate designs, surrounded by carved oak leaves.. The next largest pair of plaques depict standing deer within similar frames. The next three plaques are only the pierced foliate carving within leafy frames. The strings connecting the plaques were broken and restrung in 2015.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bracelets (jewelry)
ivory (tooth component)
carving (processes)
Bracelet

Label

The ivory carvers of Erbach, Germany, specialized in woodland scenes. Ivory's smooth texture and color made it popular for jewelry.

Additional Identification Number

9

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Germany

Dimensions

2 1/8 x 2 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew

Accession Number

1920.617

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