Offered by: Macklowe Gallery, Ltd
445 Park Avenue New York City, NY 10022 , United States Call Seller 212.644.6400

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English Victorian Gutta Percha Pair of Bracelets

$ 3,500
  • Description
    A pair of English Victorian 18 karat gold and gutta-percha hinged bangle bracelets. The pair of hinged bangle bracelets are banded with gold stripping. Circa 1880.

    “The most interesting substitute for jet was a composition rubber called gutta-percha, also known as vulcanite. Unlike jet and bog oak, which were worked by carving, gutta-percha was molded and mass produced to convincing effect in many of the same styles as jet and bog oak. It is a hard black substance that smells like rubber when it is rubbed and turns brown when exposed to sunlight for long periods of time.” From Victorian Jewelry by Ginny Dawes and Corinne Davidov, Abbeyville Press, 1991.

    Pictured in Victorian Jewelry, by Ginny Reddington Dawes and Corinne Davidov, Abbeyville Press Publishers, 1991, page 134:

    Interior dimensions 5-7/8" x 6-1/4".
  • More Information
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: 18-Karat Gold, Gutta-Percha.
    Condition: Excellent.
    Creation Date: Circa 1880
    Gemstones: Other
    Metals: Gold
    Gender: Ladies'
    Styles / Movements: Fine Jewelry, Victorian
    Dealer Reference #: BA-17320
    Incollect Reference #: 143445
  • Dimensions
    Diam. 6.25 in;
    Diam. 15.88 cm;
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Macklowe Gallery is the world's premier dealer of museum-quality 20th century decorative arts, and the largest global home of authenticated Tiffany Lamps.

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