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Bracelet. Carved-coral vine-wreathed head of Bacchus with gold mounts and panther-headed terminals, in a labelled case.
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Height: 3.60 centimetres
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- Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no. 252:
Kirkby & Bunn took over some of Streeter's stock when that firm closed down in 1904. In 1901 they were transferred to the Cork Street shop, where they remained until 1914/15, when the firm ceased trading. (Charlotte Gere).
Roger Garlick says they were still trading c. 15 years ago in Bond Street - Judy Rudoe annotation in HG catalogue - 12.8.92.
? Bacchus with two panthers who sometimes drew his chariot - J. Rudoe annotation in HG catalogue.
See also C. Gere & J. Rudoe, 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World', London, British Museum, 2010, fig. 200 p.241. ‘In a later retailer’s case labelled “Kirby & Bunn, from Streeter’s, 17 Cork Street”. After Streeter retired in 1904, his premises and goodwill were transferred to the Parisian firm of Lacloche Frères in 1905, but the stock eventually passed to Kirby & Bunn in about 1914. This bracelet may therefore be unsold stock of Streeter’s.’ A heavy bracelet in carved coral of this type had been out of fashion for several years by the time Streeter retired. (Charlotte Gere)
- On display (G47/dc8)
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