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  • Place of origin:

    Europe (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1876 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, pearls, lapis lazuli

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs Hole in memory of Bettine, Lady Abingdon

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

By the 1850s bracelets had become an indispensable accessory. The French connoisseur Edmond Joly de Bammeville declared that the ‘daytime’ bracelet was the ‘main feature of national dress’ in England. Up to seven or eight of differing designs might be worn between the wrist and elbow on both arms. Alternatively, they could be worn in pairs and even over gloves.

Distinctions of rank, age, occasion and dress determined what jewellery could be worn and when. One etiquette manual stated that diamonds, pearls and emeralds were for full evening wear only. In the daytime, women were expected to wear less elaborate jewellery.

Physical description

Gold half hoop bangle set with a rectangle of split pearls around a line of cabouchon cut lapis lazuli stones.

Place of Origin

Europe (made)


ca. 1876 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Gold, pearls, lapis lazuli

Marks and inscriptions

'C.A. [sic] Glyn from / HRH Prince of Wales / "Serapis" 1876'
Engraved. Alice Coralie Glyn was the sister of R.R. Glyn .


Height: 1.3 cm, Width: 6.4 cm, Depth: 5.8 cm

Object history note

Engraved 'C.A. [sic] Glyn from/ HRH Prince of Wales/"Serapis" 1876'
Alice Coralie Glyn was the sister of R.R. Glyn

Descriptive line

Gold, lapis lazuli, pearls, Western Europe, about 1876


Gold; Pearl; Lapis lazuli


Jewellery; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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