April 27, 2021 10:00 EST

American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts

 
  Lot 23
 

23

A group of Mourning and Victorian jewelry and accessories
America and England, 18th and 19th century

Including enameled and hair mourning ring for Sarah "Sally" Hays Gottschalkson (1755-1799) of Philadelphia; an enamel and hair brooch for her brother, Samuel Hays (1764-1838), a prominent Philadelphia merchant; Georgian enameled and diamond ring for Thos Kinnersley (died 1819); another enameled and hair brooch; two rose gold and braided hair rings; two other rings; a pair of seed pearl and hair brooches; together with a pair of Victorian 15K gold bracelets and four gold thimbles, one engraved "Bradford 1769."

Dia: 2 in. (bracelets)

Provenance

A Philadelphia gentleman.

Sold for $9,000
Estimated at $1,500 - $2,500


 

Including enameled and hair mourning ring for Sarah "Sally" Hays Gottschalkson (1755-1799) of Philadelphia; an enamel and hair brooch for her brother, Samuel Hays (1764-1838), a prominent Philadelphia merchant; Georgian enameled and diamond ring for Thos Kinnersley (died 1819); another enameled and hair brooch; two rose gold and braided hair rings; two other rings; a pair of seed pearl and hair brooches; together with a pair of Victorian 15K gold bracelets and four gold thimbles, one engraved "Bradford 1769."

Dia: 2 in. (bracelets)

Provenance

A Philadelphia gentleman.

Note

Sarah "Sally" Hays married merchant Solomon Gottschalkson in 1797. Samuel Hays married Richea Gratz (1774-1858) in 1794. The socially prominent couple was active in Congregation Mikveh Israel and supported the Philadelphia Library, the Chestnut Street Theater, and a number of local artists.

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