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Orchestra Bracelet

This is a Orchestra Bracelet.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Neil Lane Collection as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated ca. 1930. Its medium is diamonds, platinum, cabochon sapphires, carved onyx.

Jazz musicians in the twenties took pains to appear respectable even if their music was sometimes denounced and viewed as frivolous by critics. Even a novelty bracelet depicts a jazz ensemble arrayed like a symphonic orchestra.

It is credited Neil Lane Collection.

  • Vase, ca. 1927
  • blown, enamel-painted glass.
  • Gift of Neil and Donna Weisman.
  • 2015-48-5

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • George Gershwin at Piano
  • oil on canvas.
  • Lent by Museum of the City of New York. Gift of Max D. Levy, 1967, 67.109.
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Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 17.8 × 2.5 × 0.3 cm (7 in. × 1 in. × 1/8 in.)

We have 1 media file that features Orchestra Bracelet.

"The Stampede," Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra (1926)

It only seems fitting to have a recording by Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra to go along with the Jazz Orchestra bracelet. Fletcher Henderson first began performing with his band at the Club...

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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