Bracelet

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1900

GUSN

GUSN-101087

Description

This Bohemian garnet bracelet consists of nine rosettes set with garnets, all linked with hinges, all garnets are set in gold. The bracelet closes with a tongue and groove clasp and has a safety chain. It formed part of a set with 1966.2264.2, a brooch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bracelets (jewelry)
garnet (mineral)
gold (metal)
Bracelet

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Vipont de Riviere Doane Merwin acquired a wide range of gems throughout her life. Vipont preferred late-Victorian and Edwardian jewelry, often altering pieces to create custom jewels.

Associated Building

Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

530

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin

Accession Number

1966.2264.1

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 garnets see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Old Jewelry," (2003): 64; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 35-38, 205.

Related Items

Title Brooch Accession Number 1966.2264.2