Gold bracelet with amethyst and pearls, England, awarded for nursing in India, 1857

Made:
1857 in England and London
maker:
Unknown

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Bracelet in box, gold, amethyst and pearls, presented to Levinia Martin, for nursing service in Lucknow, English, 1857.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Bracelet in box, gold, amethyst and pearls, presented to Levinia Martin, for nursing service in Lucknow, English, 1857.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Gold bracelet with amethyst and pearls, England, awarded for nursing in India, 1857-1860
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Gold bracelet with amethyst and pearls, England, awarded for nursing in India, 1857-1860
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Gold bracelet with amethyst and pearls, England, awarded for nursing in India, 1857-1860
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Gold bracelet with amethyst and pearls, England, awarded for nursing in India, 1857-1860
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Gold bracelet with amethyst and pearls, England, awarded for nursing in India, 1857-1860
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Bracelet, gilded, amethyst and pearls, boxed, presented to Levinia Martin, for nursing service in Lucknow, English, 1857

The back of this amethyst and pearl bracelet has the following inscription:

“Presented to Levinia Martin by the wounded Soldiers, for her attendance on them in the Hospital at Lucknow, during a Siege of five months, 1857.”

The siege of Lucknow was a key episode in the Indian Mutiny, the ultimately unsuccessful uprising against British rule which occurred during 1857-1858.

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Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
1980-1323
Materials:
amethyst, complete, gold plated (gilded), green, leather, pearls, rectangular and textile
Measurements:
bracelet: 51 mm x 82 mm
type:
bracelet
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • jewellery
credit:
Hull Grundy, A.

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