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Bracelet clasp (one of a pair)

A painted scene of a woman and child underneath a tree in sepia tones. The painting is under glass and set within an octagonal gold frame. On each side of the clasp is a conforming piece of gold with ten holes which would have connected it to a multi-strand bracelet.

Provenance

Collection of Mrs. E.A. Elton by 1888; to MFA February 1888, bequest. "by Jefferys & Jones, goldsmiths & jewellers, Cockspur street near Charing Cross" "Painted at Jefferys and Jones, London." (from card) "With hair of Mrs. Oliver Whipple and of her son Sylvester Gardiner Whipple & of her two daughters Hannah and Anne, at Jefferys & Jones, goldsmiths, London 1789." (from card)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. M. A. Elton

English, about 1789

Object Place for Label

London, England

Object Place

London, England

Accession Number

88.304

Medium or Technique

Gold; watercolor on ivory, hair

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets