Matched pair of hinged cuff bracelets

American
1875
Retailed by J. E. Caldwell and Co. (American, founded in 1868)


Dimensions

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

2012.444.1-2

Medium or Technique

Gold (14 kt)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

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.

Markings

Unmarked

Provenance

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