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Bracelet, 2 brooches in box

Object Number: 
1942.86a-e
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Gold, pearls, enamel, paper
Dimensions: 
overall (box): 4 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 7 x 3.8 cm ) overall (bracelet): 6 1/2 x 1 in. ( 16.5 x 2.5 cm ) over
Description: 
Bracelet and 2 brooches in box; bracelet comprises 12 small gold roundels and 1 large oval decorated with pearls and blue and white enamel, with 2 gold and enamel tassels suspended from the ends; safety chain in gold; brooches identical to each other; gold roundels framed with pearls, decorated with blue enamel and pearls in starburst design on surface; each suspends small pearl drop; pin attachments; blue paper box (2 piece) with maker's name printed on top.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession notes, the bracelet was once part of a chatelaine. It was previously loaned to the Society in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lillian Benet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group