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Each of this pair of flexible gold bracelets closes with a tongue and groove clasp secured by a gold cable saftety chain. Each bracelet retains a decorative slide with a loop from which might have hung a charm, now missing. The interior of each clasp is engraved (see Inscriptions). The bracelets are in their original fitted leather case (2006.44.14.2) marked with the name of the retailer. The bracelets themselves are unmarked.
"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Anna Wheatland Phillips purchased this pair of bracelets from Tiffany & Co. in the 1890s as a token of affection for her aunt, Anna Peabody.
Bracelet: "Anna P. Peabody from A.P."
Case: "TIFFANY & CO." (Engraved and Embossed)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
Title Accession Number
Title Case Accession Number 2006.44.14.2
Tiffany & Co. (Retailer)
New York, New York
3/4 (W), 2 3/8 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
For more information on Tiffany & Co jewelry see Loring, John, "Paulding Farnham, Tiffany's Lost Genius," (2000), "Tiffany," (2003) and "Tiffany Jewels," (1999); Mirabella, Grace, "Tiffany & Co.," (1997); Phillips, Clare, "Bejeweled by Tiffany, 1837-1987," (2006); Zapata, Janet, "The Jewelry and Enamels of Louis Comfort Tiffany," (1993).
New York state (United States)
New York City (New York state)