12-09-2014 12-09-2014
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December 9, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Antique Gold and Hairwork Sentimental Suite

Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2771B Location: Boston Date / Time: December 09, 2014 10:00AM


Antique Gold and Hairwork Sentimental Suite, comprising a pair of bracelets and brooch, each finely braided strap of hair with shaped gold and hairwork clasp with enamel border depicting entwined snakes and flowers, and a brooch, lg. 6 1/2, 1 1/4 in., each inscribed, and in original fitted box.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Minor overall wear, otherwise very good. Inscribed "Maria Ashlin", "Eliza Ashlin" on the bracelets, the brooch "Mamma". The slight difference in hair color of the bracelets suggest that these are sentimental rather than for mourning.

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