C.1800's Rare Victorian Mourning Jewelry Bracelet 14k Gold +enamel Onyx + Pearl For SaleThis sale is for an EXTREMELY RARE fine Estate piece.This is an Antique circa mid 1800's Victorian MOURNING jewelry BRACELET-Enameled in black onyx, and 14k gold characteristic of the period when it was made.Detailed with the custom of the time, wheat and sickle and Pearl "seeds" which are all in excellent condition in their original setting.Bears a makers mark of "S" on the clasp.The inside is engraved with "A.E. Richards" not sure if that is the widows name or the name of the loved one that passed.THERE ARE VERY FEW OF THESE BRACELETS IN CIRCULATION LET ALONE IN THIS CONDITION.This is Not a Reproduction and from what I have found online which is comparable, I will be listing this at Far below resale price.If you do win this sale and aren't aware of its actual value, you may want to have it appraised for its real value before passing it on.This bracelet is 6 and 1/2 " around.I will be posting any of the estate items in as is condition, meaning my vintage items will come in their natural form and may need future cleaning.Please be aware ALL of my sales come from a home with Boston Terriers.all of my sales must be paid within two days of ending.all of my sales will post within one day of cleared payment and by USPS mail.here are the only links I could find online comparable to what I am offering here.These are not items I have for sale or my websites listed here in the links, they are merely for you to crosscheck on the type of item you are thinking about offerding on.You would be offerding on the item I have detailed in my gallery />On Jul-05-13 at 22:36:49 PDT, seller added the following information:
as I researched this bracelet a bit more and I found its likeliest from the 1860's and interestingly enough the only "A.E. Richards" I found that remotely qualified was actually a major in the military and found this link here. if this item is from a civil war widows estate originally, (though I have owned it since purchased at an estate sale in the early 90's) it would be quite and interesting piece of history to own (other than the fact its ornate and vintage)quote "3d Reunion of 43rd Battalion, VA Cavalry, Mosby's Men
Photo on Capitol Steps, Richmond, VA, July 1, 1896" at the bottom richards is number 11 at this link with the civil war />On Jul-08-13 at 22:37:47 PDT, seller added the following information:
I had a question from an interested party today concerning the inner And outer circumference which was an excellent question. The answer is that the Inside of this bracelet is 6 and 1/2 inches, while the Outer measurement is 7 and 1/4 inch
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