Bracelet

French
around 1940


Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 20.5 x 2.7 x 0.5 cm (8 1/16 x 1 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.2171

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

This is a flexible 18 kt. gold bracelet with a Greek meander design. The fretwork and borders are defined by texturing the metal that otherwise has a shiny finish. The closure is a tongue and groove clasp. There is a safety chain attached to each end of the bracelet as well. Near the mid-point of the bracelet there is a hollow tube and a hinged jump ring attached indicating there was a possible pendant charm or possibly another bracelet could be joined to the side to make a wider piece, possibly a later addition.

Markings

The are four marks on the tongue of the clasp. It is stamped with a maker's mark, two eagles' head, and a pyramid shaped mark, may have an anchor as paart of the elements inside the pyramid. The Eagle's Head identifies the bracelet as French, 18 karat gold.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection