Matched pair of hinged cuff bracelets

Retailed by J. E. Caldwell and Co. (American, founded in 1868)


Height x width x depth: 1.3 x 6 x 4.8 cm (1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold (14 kt)

Not On View


Americas, Jewelry


Bracelets and armlets

Each oval gold bracelet is hollow with a box clasp and a safety chain. On each, the exterior surface is decorated with two recessed bands embellished by a small twisted wire. Engraved in script into each interior surface is “M. C. Corbit 1875.” The bracelets come with the original leather and satin box. On the top exterior of the box is imprinted in gold the name of the retailer, J. E. Caldwell & Co. On the interior satin cover, the initials E.J.W. to M.C.C. 1875 is printed in black ink.




1875, retailed by J.E. Caldwell & Co., Philadelphia, PA; April 11, 2012, sold by Herbert Wilson Antiques, Inc., Wynnewood, PA to Susan B. Kaplan, Brookline, MA; 2012, gift of Susan B. Kaplan to the MFA. (Accession date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Susan B. Kaplan