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Hinged bracelet with cameo

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The rectangular cameo in this bracelet is a nicolo, a carved-gem form first found in the Classical world and used for portraits and scenes of mythical and historical importance. In this nineteenth century example, the chalcedony background was stained black, creating a dramatic contrast for the...

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Marks

Impressed TIFFANY&CO. on underside near tang; "vozd" scratched into the underside of the cameo

Provenance

1997, Skinner's Auctioneers, Boston; 1997 sold by Skinner's (lot 262, sale 1827, December 9, 1997) to Susan B. Kaplan, Brookline, MA; 2008, gift from Kaplan to MFA (October 22, 2008).

Credit Line

Gift of Susan B. Kaplan in memory of Dr. Joseph Sataloff

American, about 1880

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 5.8 x 6.1 x 1.5 cm (2 5/16 x 2 3/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1043

Medium or Technique

Gold (18kt) and stained chalcedony

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets