Lot 1049
  • 1049

AMERICAN GOLD AND PEARL MOURNING RING CONTAINING HAIR STATED TO BE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, CIRCA 1800

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 USD
Sold
30,000 USD
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Description

  • gold, hair, pearl
Set with hairwork in a seed pearl surround, adjustable band engraved inside with foliate initials GW, apparently unmarked, in a red leather box with gilt inscription "This Ring Contains The Hair of General George Washington."

Provenance

Descended in family of Governor Caleb Strong of New York;
Brian Riba Auctions, South Glastonbury, Connecticut, March 1989.

Exhibited

Museum of Mourning Art, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.
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