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Bracelet clasp

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The oval gold clasp centers a painted ivory miniature of a woman in classical garments holding a garland of leaves towards a flame. On each side is a curved metal band with seven small holes meant to connect to a bracelet.

Provenance

Collection of Miss Georgiana C. Eaton by 1912; to MFA January 4, 1912, gift from the Estate of Miss Georgiana G. Eaton through William S. Eaton. "Belonged to Mrs. Ebenezer Stovar given to Miss Eaton by Mrs. H. Williams." (from card)

Credit Line

Gift from the Estate of Miss Georgina G. Eaton

about 1800

Object Place

United States or England

Dimensions

Height x width: 1 1/8 x 13/16 in. (2.8 x 2 cm)

Accession Number

12.38

Medium or Technique

Gold; watercolor on ivory

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets