GOLD MOURNING JEWELRY, 1771-1871
A collection of six pieces includes an American 18th century ring, the glazed head displays macerated hair "tree of life", the hoop states Mary Toulmin: 08 24 Apr 1771 : AE 41; An American tricolor hair, gold and black enamel brooch, inscribed and dated 1864; A pietra dura and 18k gold lily half suite includes a brooch with detachable bail, earrings. Ring size 7, brooch 1 5/8", brooch 1 3/4", earrings 1". 27.7 dwt. GW. Brooch in original box; suite in original box, A Sandrini, Firenze.
Sale Price: $1,375
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Hair brooch has replaced 19th c. findings, balance is in very good original condition.