10-28-2012 10-28-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2618B Boston
October 28, 2012 10:00 AMCalender

Four Pieces of Adams Family Jewelry

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2618B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 28, 2012 10:00AM


Four Pieces of Adams Family Jewelry, probably early to mid-19th century, a small round 10kt gold-mounted bracelet clasp set with a lock of light brown plaited hair with cut pearl surround made into a brooch; a pair of earrings, lozenge-shaped 10kt gold frames set with round and oval faceted gemstoness and seed pearls, the backs with engraved inscription "J.A. to M.C.H."; and a 14kt gold shirt button engraved with the monogram "M.L.A." and with the Adams crest of a lion passant holding a cross.

Note: The earrings in this group may have been a gift from John Adams II (Louisa Catherine and John Quincy Adams' son) to his wife Mary Louisa Hellen.
Estimate $400-600


M.L.A., John Quincy Adams, Louisa Catherine, Mary Louisa Hellen