Bracelet composed of five oval clusters of turquoise with small round turquoise cabuchons in high bezels arranged around a central one. The turquoise are high and the bracelet shank is made of triangular wire.
- Found/Acquired: USA
- (Americas,North America,United States of America)
This type of bracelet was probably made in the 1930s and has high blue stone with matrix, this is probably Persian turquoise imported during this early period because of its hardness in comparison to American turquoise, and thus its potential to be carved, and incorportated as a more prominent feature.
Donated by Paul S. and Mary M. Bosley of Massachusetts, USA, through the American Friends of the British Museum. The collection, now mostly housed at the BM as Am 1998,07 and Am 1999, 04 was assembled in the late 1970s. This collection is to be viewed in conjunction with the collection Am 1998,07 which was bought through purchase
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Object reference number: ENA23276
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