November 10, 2021 11:00 EST

American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts

 
  Lot 66
 

66

A group of jewelry and accessories
late 18th/early 19th century

Comprising a pair of bright-cut silver shoes buckles, by Robert Fairchild (1703-1794), New Haven, Connecticut, both marked to undersides; a silver chatelaine with shield-form belt hook, circa 1810, engraved with monogram "EW," with three three suspended chains, one with ring, another with needle case; a needlepoint pin ball and chain from Chester County, Pennsylvania, dated "1808," with silver fitting and chain; two silver needle sheathes, circa 1760, one heart-form, engraved with monogram "ML," the other rectilinear, engraved with two hearts against a leafy branch, one heart engraved with monogram "MJL"; and a gold and hairwork mourning ring, with gold cipher "PC."

2 1/2 in. x 2 in. (buckles), Dia: 1 3/4 in. (pin ball), L: 2 in. (sheathes), L: 17 1/2 in. (chatelaine), ring size: 6 1/2, Total weight: 4.925 oz. t. (silver items only), Weight: 0.14 oz. t. (ring)

Provenance

Shoe buckles: Sotheby's, New York, The Collection of Roy and Ruth Nutt: Highly Important American Silver, January 24, 2015, lot 479
Pin ball and two needle sheathes: Sotheby's, New York, The Collection of Roy and Ruth Nutt: Highly Important American Silver, January 24, 2015, lot 505
Mourning ring: Huidekoper-Romaine families of Baltimore, Philadelphia and Cape Cod; Jonathan Trace, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, May 1996; Sotheby's, New York, The Collection of Roy and Ruth Nutt: Highly Important American Silver, January 24, 2015, lot 703
Chatelaine: Jonathan & J. William Inslee Antique & Sterling Silver, Downingtown, Pennsylvania
All items: A private New Jersey collection.

Literature

Curtis, George Munson, Early Silversmiths of Connecticut and Its Makers, Meriden: International Silver Company, 1913.

Sold for $4,725
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500


 

Comprising a pair of bright-cut silver shoes buckles, by Robert Fairchild (1703-1794), New Haven, Connecticut, both marked to undersides; a silver chatelaine with shield-form belt hook, circa 1810, engraved with monogram "EW," with three three suspended chains, one with ring, another with needle case; a needlepoint pin ball and chain from Chester County, Pennsylvania, dated "1808," with silver fitting and chain; two silver needle sheathes, circa 1760, one heart-form, engraved with monogram "ML," the other rectilinear, engraved with two hearts against a leafy branch, one heart engraved with monogram "MJL"; and a gold and hairwork mourning ring, with gold cipher "PC."

2 1/2 in. x 2 in. (buckles), Dia: 1 3/4 in. (pin ball), L: 2 in. (sheathes), L: 17 1/2 in. (chatelaine), ring size: 6 1/2, Total weight: 4.925 oz. t. (silver items only), Weight: 0.14 oz. t. (ring)

Provenance

Shoe buckles: Sotheby's, New York, The Collection of Roy and Ruth Nutt: Highly Important American Silver, January 24, 2015, lot 479
Pin ball and two needle sheathes: Sotheby's, New York, The Collection of Roy and Ruth Nutt: Highly Important American Silver, January 24, 2015, lot 505
Mourning ring: Huidekoper-Romaine families of Baltimore, Philadelphia and Cape Cod; Jonathan Trace, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, May 1996; Sotheby's, New York, The Collection of Roy and Ruth Nutt: Highly Important American Silver, January 24, 2015, lot 703
Chatelaine: Jonathan & J. William Inslee Antique & Sterling Silver, Downingtown, Pennsylvania
All items: A private New Jersey collection.

Literature

Curtis, George Munson, Early Silversmiths of Connecticut and Its Makers, Meriden: International Silver Company, 1913.

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