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    Sale 5217

    Antique & Collectable Jewellery

    6 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 106

    A SMALL GROUP OF LATE 18TH CENTURY NEO-CLASSICAL GOLD MOURNING JEWELLERY

    Price Realised  

    A SMALL GROUP OF LATE 18TH CENTURY NEO-CLASSICAL GOLD MOURNING JEWELLERY
    Comprising: two navette shaped brooches, the first with sepia miniature depicting a young boy seated beneath a weeping willow, the glazed locket reverse enclosing hair and a plaque with the legend In Spice et Momento, later brooch fitting; the second with sepia and hair miniature of a sepulchral urn within a border of weeping willow branches beneath a winged cherub head, the reverse engraved Ann Legg Ob: 10 Nov. 1791 Aet: 25., later brooch fitting; and a pendant, the sepia and hair miniature depicting a cherub holding a lamb beneath a weeping willow and the legend In Memory of Fell Pryse Aged 4 Years, the reverse with glazed compartment enclosing hair (3)


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that due to the presence of ivory in this lot it will require a CITES licence to leave the EU and will also be subject to US Fish and Wildlife restrictions if it is to be imported into the USA