Antique Victorian yellow gold filled purple amethyst glass crystal wide cuff bracelet, signed Bates & Bacon. Measures 7/8" wide, tapers to 7/16" wide, has an inside diameter of 2-3/8" x 2" and an inside circumference of 7". Hallmarked "Bacon & B." on the inside. Features very ornate raised scroll work on a pierced fretwork back ground and bezel set 14mm x 7mm oval purple amethyst glass crystal faceted on one side and cabochon cut on the other. Push button catch release on the side. Bates & Bacon- (Attleboro, Massachusetts). In excellent condition, with very slight age appropriate wear, the locking clasp functions securely. Circa 1890-1900.
The Bates & Bacon jewelry manufacturing company- (Attleboro, Massachusetts) was a very well known company for their high quality gold filled pocket watch cases as well as gold filled lockets, pocket watch chains, and jewelry. Joseph M. Bates entered into a partnership with George M. Bacon in Attleboro, MA in 1868. The Great Attleboro Fire of 1898 destroyed their factory along with many other prominent jewelry manufacturing companies in a 4 mile radius. "On May 18, 1898, fire swept through the heart of Attleboro, incinerating four acres of prime downtown real estate and almost obliterating the city's thriving jewelry industry. In just under three hours, it wiped out 16 factories and threw 1,500 men and women out of work. Newspaper accounts of the day called it a fiend, a roaring volcano, a crushing calamity."- The Sun Chronicle. We have lots of info regarding this, please contact us if interested in it.
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Very ornate antique Victorian gold filled purple amethyst glass crystal wide cuff bracelet, signed Bates & Bacon