Pair of bracelets

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1899

GUSN

GUSN-101616

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bracelets (jewelry)
Bracelet

Label

"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.

Inscription

Bracelet: "Anna P. Peabody from A.P."
Case: "TIFFANY & CO." (Engraved and Embossed)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1067
J273
2006.44.14A-C

Related Items

Title Accession Number
Title Case Accession Number 2006.44.14.2

Maker

Tiffany & Co. (Retailer)

Location of Origin

New York, New York

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

3/4 (W), 2 3/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.14.1AB

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 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).

Places

New York state (United States)
New York City (New York state)