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Brickwork bracelet

about 1931
Jakob Bengel (German, 1873 – 1993)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chrome, lacquer

Not On View


Bracelets and armlets

This articulated chain-link (or “brickwork”) chromium bracelet with horizontal spiral links is accented with blue and black lacquer. The bracelet fastens around the wrist with a tab-insert closure.


Between about 1970s and 2018, acquired by Carole Tanenbaum, Toronto, Ontario [see note]; 2018, gift of Carole Tanenbaum to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: This is part of a large collection of costume jewelry given to the MFA in 2018, which had been built over about 40 years.

Credit Line

Gift of Carole Tanenbaum