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Bracelet

Bracelet

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt metal, with aluminium plaques

  • Museum number:

    M.24-1983

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bracelet is made from gilt-metal frames with applied aluminium plaques. The plaques have been riveted on as aluminium cannot be soldered. They are engraved with floral and geometric decoration.
Aluminium enjoyed great celebrity when a process for refining it was discovered. The first kilogram refined in 1854 was priced at 3000 French francs. By 1899 the price had dropped to 3.5 francs per kilo because of improvements in technology.

Physical description

Bracelet made from gilt metal frames onto which engraved aluminium plaques have been rivetted.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gilt metal, with aluminium plaques

Dimensions

Length: 18.8 cm

Descriptive line

Bracelet made from gilt metal frames onto which engraved aluminium plaques have been rivetted, France, ca. 1870.

Subjects depicted

Floral ornament

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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