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Bracelet

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1920-1930 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, enamel and rock crystal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein

  • Museum number:

    M.179-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 31, shelf B, box 2

The use of carved hardstone links - in this case frosted rock crystal - creates an opulent effect, dramatically combined with links of black enamel and gold. Hardstone links were popular in bracelets during the 1920s but their fragility and their vulnerable position on the wrist means that many have not survived.

Physical description

Gold bracelet with square links of alternating frosted rock crystal and black enamel

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1920-1930 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold, enamel and rock crystal

Dimensions

Length: 182 mm, Width: 20 mm, Depth: 8 mm

Descriptive line

Bracelet of enamelled gold with rock crystal, France, 1920-30.

Materials

Enamel; Gold; Rock crystal

Techniques

Enamelling; Carving; Stone setting

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Accessories

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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