Antique Edwardian 14k gold blue enamel slide bracelet length watch chain signed Carter and Company / 8-3/4 inch

$950.00

Antique Edwardian 14k solid yellow gold blue enamel slide bracelet length watch chain signed Carter and Company. Gorgeous double link separated by a t-bar at one end and a swivel on the other. The enamel ball slide can be moved up and down the length of the chain, but is not loose so it stays where you place it. The chain has decorative chased ball accents. Measures 8-3/4" total length, 3/16" total width across both chains, t - bar measures 1-9/16", enamel ball measures 8.2mm diameter. Weighs a substantial 13.3 grams. If you have a tiny wrist, you can add a love knot to shorten it (see image). Hallmarked "14K" and also maker marked inside the swivel. In excellent very well cared for condition with no issues to note. Circa 1900-1910.

Carter and Company- (Newark, NJ)- Manufacturing jewelers founded November 1, 1841 by Aaron Carter, who, having been previously employed by the old firm of Taylor & Baldwin and D. Colton, Jr., pioneer manufacturers of Newark, embarked in business with Michael Doremus and A. Pennington under the name of Pennington, Carter & Doremus. The last listing found was 1932. They were manufacturers of gold, platinum and diamond jewelry, including anklets, bracelets, brooches, clip brooches, charms, gold chains, Waldemars, cuff links, dress and tuxedo sets, key rings, lingerie clasps, lipstick and puff boxes, necklaces and necklace snaps, bar, collar and handy pins, sautoirs, spring rings, swivels, scarf pins, and holders; also bead necklaces and collar buttons in 14k gold only. They were acquired by the jewelry firm Krementz in the 1930s.

According to The Glitter and The Gold- Fashioning Americas Jewelry (The Newark Museum)- Carter & Co. became one of the first American jewelry makers to use steam power. They purchased a steam engine built by Newark inventor Seth Boyden for the New York Crystal Palace Exposition in 1853 and installed it in their Newark factory in the mid 1850s. By 1878 the firm was reported to be the largest jewelry factory in the world with an annual output valued at $2 million. The Newark factory at Park and Mulberry Streets, in 1869, had four floors for its more than 300 workers. Two were consigned to general jewelry making, another to chain making, and the fourth split between the two. Separate areas were also set aside for polishers and engravers.

There is also extensive mention of the company on pages 404 and 405 in Jewelry In America by Martha Gandy Fales. Apparently a major fire in their New York location at 1 Bond Street (The Waltham Building), broke out in March 1877. This building was the center of the New York jewelry trade. Because the largest portion of their business was still in Newark, and their books had been secured in several safes, as well as their chain work and their enamel, the losses were minimized and production remained uninterrupted.

Resources:
1- Jewelry In America by Martha Gandy Fales
2- The Glitter and The Gold- Fashioning Americas Jewelry (The Newark Museum)
3- American Jewelry Manufacturers by Dorothy T. Rainwater

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OUR RETURN/REFUND POLICY:

If you live within the United States and wish to return an item, you MUST notify us within the allowable THREE (3) DAY INSPECTION PERIOD after you receive it. We will refer to the USPS delivery confirmation (tracking) date that was provided to you at the time of your purchase. Layaway's are Non-Refundable, transactions made outside of the United States are Non-Refundable. We do not charge restock fees for returns. Refunds are issued less shipping costs. Your time is valuable, as is ours- please contact us with any questions you may have BEFORE ordering. Read the description carefully for accurate measurements. If you are unsure, contact us for further clarification, as no exceptions will be made to our return/refund policy. WE ARE HAPPY TO PROVIDE A VIDEO OF ANY PIECE IN OUR INVENTORY- JUST ASK!

The following conditions apply:

1) The item must be mailed back to us within 7 days of your notification of return.

2) The item must be returned via US Postal Service, in its original packaging, insured for the full purchase price with tracking. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. Please provide us with the tracking number once posted.

3) The item must be received in the same condition as when it was shipped to you, with any tags or identifying marks intact.

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