Bracelet made of gold beads from necklace of Elizabeth Freeman ("Mumbet")

Bracelet made of gold beads from necklace of Elizabeth Freeman (`Mumbet`) Gold

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    This bracelet consists of a double-strand of gold beads, with a golden clasp. Originally a necklace belonging to Elizabeth Freeman, it came into Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s possession after Freeman’s death, at which time it was repurposed into a bracelet. The clasp and gold separators probably date from the 1840s. Freeman is seen wearing the necklace in the miniature portrait of her by Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick.

    For further reading

    Portrait of Elizabeth Freeman by Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick, 1811.