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Engraved Sentiments on Jewelry





GEORGIAN/VICTORIAN 15 carat yellow gold hair
bracelet with tiny seed pearls and curl over plaited gray-blonde hair, blue enamel,
engraved on the back "John Burdon, b. Octr 14th 1811, d. Novr 12th 1893",
6-1/3" around the inside with the front navette shape 1-7/8" by 1". Rev. John Burdon was a son of Rowland
Burdon and lived at Castle Eden Dene in northern England. The navette shape
and style of this bracelet is very typically Georgian (See Dawes & Collings
"Georgian Jewellery, 1714-1830" pages 145 & 160 for examples) but the later date
engraved is Victorian. The box shown
with it is good for display but it will not close with the bracelet inside
as it is not deep enough.
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VICTORIAN hair jewelry, a
14k yellow gold framed bracelet of fifteen tubular hollow links, each a
beautifully woven memento with varying tones of hair, and each link
inscribed with the source monogram, 6 3/4" x 1 1/2". This is probably
the loveliest token of friendship I have ever seen, and one of the most unusual.
Similar to one shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark
Campbell, page 285.
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VICTORIAN
gold and enameled brooch with plaited thick
blonde hair under glass with extended pin stem, "In Memory Of"
encircling frame, and engraved on back, 1-1/2" by 2":
Ms Buchannan, died 12th Nov 1843
John Wilson died 4th June 1843

Seen in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 35 and in
Becker’s "Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" on page 106.
It also was featured in Southeastern Antiquing &
Collecting Magazine
, August 2003.
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#V9521






VICTORIAN enameled "Merry Christmas" sentimental locket with enameled
mistletoe and holly on the front and two palette worked hair plumes with seed pearls under
glass inside, 1-1/4".
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VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold
mourning ring with black "In Memory Of" enameling, plaited brown hair under glass front, engraved
inside "Caroline Ryland, obt 11 Nov 1855, age 45", size 9.
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VICTORIAN 10 karat
yellow gold hair
locket with black enameled "In Memory Of" on front, "Hannah Taylor, born June 23,
1872 died July 30, 1876, Rest in Jesus" and hand-tied hair curls inside, 1-5/8" by
1-1/4". View
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VICTORIAN gold and black
enamel palette worked hair plumes, seed pearls and golden wire work memorial brooch with engraving
on back, "Alex McDonald, obt. 23rd Dec, 1850, Agnes Sanderson, 14th Nov.
1871. Note that each side of the curled hair is a different color, one for
each of the people memorialized in the engraving on the back. View
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VICTORIAN lady
wearing a lovely hair brooch with woven and braided hair.
View #Vpho1

GEORGIAN man’s lace brooch
with hair insert, engraved "Susanna Bush, obt 12 Aug 1807 alt 30",
an unusually early date, 1".
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RING 14 yellow gold ring,
long-ways mounted garnet with seed pearls, engraved inside "George to Lilly
G., 8-1878
", size 6-1/4 and measures 1/2" across the front.
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Edwardian
18k yellow gold open face pendant watch set with a bezel set old mine
cut diamond (est. .05 ct, VS, G-1), heavily embossed with cherubs and
flowers, suspended from a watch pin of enameled griffons and a crown.
The pin is delicately enameled with a griffons and crown motif and is
set with a ruby (2.0mm purplish-red), five 2.0mm pearls, one old mine
cut diamond (est. .04 ct, VS, G-1), six old mine cut diamonds (est.
weight from .01 ct to .02 ct, VS, G-1) and one
central fresh water pearl (9.0mm by 7.0mm). The watch is 1" across;
the watch pin is 1" by 1". The watch case is
engraved on the inside from a father to his daughter and dated Christmas 1904.
The case is marked "Swiss, A.W., K14, 127911" and a squirrel hallmark.
There are no numbers or marks on the works.
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ELGIN lady’s open face
14 karat gold pocket watch engraved with the initials "AJK", my
grandmother’s. This was my college graduation gift from my mother. View
#w20423




1899 Illustrated Catalogue, Wholesale only
Chicago, Illinois
ENGRAVING
Samples

Benjamin Allen Catalogue, 1899
In 1899 is cost from 4 cents for a simple monogram up to a full watch case
monogram at $5.00. The bowl of a souvenir spoon was only $1.00.

GEORGIAN 14k yellow gold 2-1/2" by 2" oval pendant with 5/8" loop, engraved
on the back, "To The Memory of My Wife and Child, Arietta S. Jenkins obt.
Nov. 25th, 1832, John W. Jenkins, Sept 3rd, 1832". Both died of yellow fever
and were buried in Chestnut Street Cemetery (Old City Graveyard) in
Apalachicola, Florida.
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"Chestnut Street Cemetery (Old
City Graveyard) of early Apalachicola.
Chestnut Street Cemetery dates prior to 1831. Interred are some of
Apalachicola’s founders and molders of her colorful history. Also buried here
are many soldiers of the Confederacy and victims of yellow fever and shipwrecks.
Seven of the Confederate veterans served with Pickett at Gettysburg in the
gallant Florida Brigade."
Tombstone of Arietta S.
Jenkins. Tombstone of John W. Jenkins.
"Sacred to the Memory of John W. Jenkins who dies Sep. 5, 1832, aged 5 years."




GEORGIAN 18k yellow gold
and banded agate memorial ring, hallmarked London, engraved "Michael Simpson
died 12 July 1835 Age 40 Years
" and dated 1835, size 7-1/4, as is.
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GEORGIAN/VICTORIAN
"In Memory Of" hair brooch with the name "Sarah" in hair
compartment, 7/8".
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VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold and black enameled "In Memory Of Eliza"
hair brooch, 7/8".
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VICTORIAN
14k gentleman’s portrait 2-1/8" oval brooch engraved on the
back "Catherine Graham, Albany NY".
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VICTORIAN memorial ring in gold with black enameling marked "SH
Chamberlaine Ob 23AUG1866" around the outside and engraved inside, size
7-1/2. See "Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 36. Another ring
similar to this can be seen in "Jewels & Jewelry" by Clare Phillips on page
140-3 and in Becker’s "Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" on page 54,. View
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VICTORIAN onyx mourning
pendant with seed pearls cross on the front, photo compartment on the back,
engraved "Henry Fredrick Swan, 10 Sept 1842 obit 25 March 1908", loop is
enameled "In Memory Of", circa 1908, 1-3/4" by 1-1/2" with 1/2" loop.
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VICTORIAN
10k yellow gold and black enamel with seed pearls forget-me-not front, hair
compartment back, gray-blond hair, engraved "John Sweeting died 24 March
1845 aged 85
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#V27605

GEORGIAN hair
1/2" pendant engraved on the back "Benj’n Hawkins, b. 19th Jan 18__,
AE {age} ’59"
, framed with seed pearls which are symbolic of tears, on a
newer 20" chain marked "585". This was probably once a
ring or lace pin.
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GEORGIAN memorial hair ring
with pearl surround and blonde hair. Size 7-1/4 and engraved, "
Joseph Dixon died 16th Jan.y 1815 aged 50".
Engraving
#V15165




VICTORIAN hair
brooch with black enamel sentimentally engraved "In Memory of Wee Jeanie",
1-5/16".
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VICTORIAN blonde
plaited hair brooch set in black enameled gold filled frame, engraved on
back "L.E. 8 Feb1870", 1-1/2".
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VICTORIAN hair brooch
engraved “In Memory of Elizabeth Kind, Obt 17th Nov 1844 at 67“, 1-5/8”.
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VICTORIAN hair
locket brooch with etched flowers and embossed scrolls, engraved on back "FHN".
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VICTORIAN hair brooch, black enameled frame
"In Memory Of", engraved on the reverse, "FR obt Nov 13, 1856".
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VICTORIAN hair brooch with black enamel
frame, engraved on reverse "Walter Carley died 14 Feb 1886 aged 13 months",
1-1/8". View
#V27609






18k YELLOW GOLD
band with gypsy set diamond, engraved inside "AJK" for Agnes
Jeanette King, my grandmother, circa 1910.
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#Gajk

Agnes Jeanette King born August 8, 1891 in Corydon, KY;

married William Bennett Negley June 15, 1920;
children: Lucy King Negley born October 4,
1921 in Owensboro, KY;
Agnes died November 1930, age 39.

GOLD ladies cuff links
with Grandmother’s initials, "AJK", circa 1910.




10 KARAT bar pin with my Great Aunt’s initials on
it, "CBN" for Cornelia Bennett Negley.
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Cornelia "Sissie" Bennett Negley

EDWARDIAN ring with
an emerald, a sapphire and a diamond, engraved "CBN" inside the band, circa 1910, a family piece.
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HEART lock and gold link 7" bracelet with 1" lock, engraved "Class
of ’96, May 20".
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#V28022

SOLID gold and gold stiffened bracelets.
B. Allen
Catalogue, 1899

VICTORIAN embossed links 7" bracelet with oval
center engraved "RB" and 7/8" lock and key. There is an
illegible maker’s mark on one link. Bracelets like this can be
seen in Romero’s Warman’s Jewelry Ed. 3 on page 70. #V28021





STERLING heart shaped scent or perfume bottle engraved "Martha", 2".
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14k GOLD lockets and pendants.
Daniel Low 1906 Catalogue.

VICTORIAN coin silver charm engraved, "Presented
to Mr Mungo Collins by a few friends at Ayr Harbor [Scotland} on the occasion of
his leaving for America, Dec 16,1886
",
a real piece of history, 1-1/3". View #V28908






VICTORIAN sterling
coins charm bracelet with initials and designes engraved on each coin. The 1880’s coins were etched and decorated by hand to
create floral motifs and initials. Pieces like this are often called
"sweetheart jewelry", the idea being that sailors did these on board their
ship to bring back to their sweethearts, though these coins can be seen in
some old catalogues as well. Circa 1880.
E.V. RODDIN & Co. Catalogue, 1887-9.
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STERLING
friendship 16" necklace and bow pin combination dated 1915, marked
"Marathon Sterling" on the back.
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STERLING coin bracelet
engraved "MED 1943 England, with lots of love from Link".
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STERLING WWII
Australia coin bracelet engraved "To My Mother", belt style closure
circa 1944, 7-1/3" to 7-3/4" by 3/4".
View #N28686

VICTORIAN tiny sterling baby photo
charm engraved, "But Thou, God’s Darling Heed Thy Private Dream, Emerson‘,
5/8".
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#V27592

STERLING WWII
Australia coin bracelet, circa 1944, 6-1/3" by 3/4".
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STERLING Forget-Me-Not
brand friendship bracelet with engraved name on each link, 7-1/2" by 1/3".
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STERLING puffy heart charm
with good luck side and engraved "Daddy", 5/8".
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STERLING friendship bracelet
with names and initials engraved on each link and one link dated 9-15-45. The
back maker’s marks are "JMF Co. BobOLink Sterling", 6-3/4" by 1/4".
View #N50716


REFERENCES:

Georgian Jewellery,
1714-1830
by Dawes & Collings

Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Edition
by Christie Romero


B. Allen
Catalogue, 1899



Daniel Low 1906 Catalogue.