Bracelet

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-23972

Description

This bracelet is part of a jewelry set made of steel pave-set with iron pyrites. The bracelet has a central eight petalled-flower set with iron pyrite flanked by two sets of graduated shamrock pairs. The bracelet closes with a slide clasp.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bracelets (jewelry)
pyrite
Steel
Mica
Bracelet

Label

Jewelry sets such as this were tourist souvenirs made from the locally-produced iron pyrite crystals often called "Irish diamonds." Other popular Irish motifs included in this set are trefoil shamrock leaves. For more on this type of jewelry and to see a similar set in the Birmingham (UK) Museum of Art, see Charlotte Gere and Judy Rudoe, Jewellery in the Age of Victoria (2011), 496.

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

7 x 1.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.4924.1

Places

Ireland (British Isles, Europe) [island]