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Bracelet: MAR.M.291-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold, semi-precious stones (garnets, turquoise, amethyst, crystal and quartz) enamel. Hinged bracelet composed of seven square panels with flange and socket fastening. Safety belcher chain. Each panel is divided vertically by granules of gold. The centre subdivision has, at the top, a long oval with the head of a peasant girl in national costume. Below, in a shield shape, are the coats of arms of different Swiss cantons to match in painted enamel. On either side are arrangements of stones are inscribed in an ornate script with the names of the cantons: Ury, Tug, Berne, Schriz, Unterwald, Glacis, Fribourg, Lucerne, Soleure, Basle.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 190.5 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


19th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1840

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Stone composed of crystal turquoise garnet amethyst quartz
Part composed of enamel gold Length 175.5 mm
Panel Length 24.0 mm Width 1.5 mm
Chain (safety) Length 77.0 mm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.291-1912
Primary reference Number: 45786
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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