- Museum number
Bracelet in facet-cut steel with beaded border, one of pair forming a necklace.
- Production date
Length: 19 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no 152:
This design is not uncommon; a similar pair is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (see Bury 1982, p. 105; Case 17, Board c. no. 1)
It is suggested on the V&A website that steel bracelets would have been worn mounted on silk to prevent the wearer’s wrists being scratched (see M52A-1969). The same precaution would have been necessary for conjoined bracelets when worn as a choker necklace. Portrait evidence suggests that chokers or multi-strand choker necklaces, as well as velvet band chokers, were widely worn in the mid to late-18thC. The fashion for them, prompted by the Princess of Wales (Queen Alexandra) in the second half of the 19thC was a revival of this style.
Pair with 1978,1002.71.a
- On display (G46/dc22)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.71b (masterlist number)