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    Victorian Black Onyx, Freshwater Pearl, Seed Pearl, Hair, Gold, Silver, Gold-Filled, Base Metal Mourning Jewelry
    The lot includes: eighteen mourning brooches, some with black onyx, one with a freshwater pearl, some with seed pearls, some with enamel, and six with hair; three mourning pendants, one with a freshwater pearl, two with enamel, and two with woven hair; set in gold, gold-filled metal, silver, and base metal; one hinged bangle with black enamel applied on gold-filled metal; and one ring crafted in 14k gold. Gross weight 204.00 grams.


    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Black Onyx
    Shape(s): Carved
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Pearls:
    Type: Seed
    Shape: Near Round
    Color: Multi
    Luster: Good
    Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Count: 34
    Size: 1.00 - 1.60 mm

    Metals:
    Gold
    Yellow Metal
    Silver

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: Remarkable Victorian jewelry. All metals are tested for gold content. Freshwater pearls measure 2.90 x 2.60 mm and 6.10 mm. Four brooches are missing the pinstem and catch. The brooch with two frames has cracks in the glass. Evidence of lead solder on the back of one brooch. The largest pendant has a hinged glass door on the reverse to secure the woven hair. Glass has nicks on the edge. Tarnish on a few brooches commensurate with age. Brooches measure 7/8 inch x 3/4 inch to 1-7/8 inches x 1-1/2 inches. Pendants measure 3/4 inch x 9/16 inch to 2-1/2 inches x 1-9/16 inches. Bracelet Dimensions: 5-3/4 inches x 1/8 inch. Ring Size: 6-1/4 (not sizeable).
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    6th Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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