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Bangle

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (western, made)

  • Date:

    1870-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Aluminium and gilt metal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs John Hull Grundy

  • Museum number:

    M.278-1977

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 81, shelf D6, box 21

Aluminium, discovered in the nineteenth century, was first used in jewellery in the 1850s. It became an alternative to gold and silver, often mounted in gilt metal. A number of manufacturers showed aluminium jewellery at the Paris Exhibition of 1867.

Physical description

Bracelet or bangle made from aluminium and gilt metal.

Place of Origin

Europe (western, made)

Date

1870-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Aluminium and gilt metal

Dimensions

Length: 6.3 cm closed, Width: 5.2 cm, Depth: 1.5 cm

Descriptive line

Aluminium and gilded metal, Western Europe, 1870-1900

Materials

Aluminium

Techniques

Gilding

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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