Bracelet

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1880

GUSN

GUSN-101598

Description

This large hinged gold bangle-style bracelet is decorated on the exterior with granulation and gold wire in an Etruscan Revival style. It closes with a concealed tongue and groove clasp. The interior is marked with the patent date and number for the clasp mechanism.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bracelets (jewelry)
granulation
gold (metal)
Etruscan Style
Classical Revival (European revival style)
Bracelet

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England"

Inscription

"PAT'D FEB. 25 / 1879 / OCT. 14. 79 / MAY 18. 80" (Stamped)

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1049
J095

Maker

Hein, Charles (Patent holder)
Possibly Hale & Mulford (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

American

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 (W), 2 9/16 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.16

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 Classical revival jewelry of the late nineteenth century see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 133-188; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.2 (1991): 447-511; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 346-353; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 35-61 and "Victorian Jewelry Design," (1972): 103-138; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 82-83.