An early 19th century memorial bracelet, circa 1800
Lot 138
An early 19th century memorial bracelet, circa 1800
Sold for £1,375 (US$ 2,311) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An early 19th century memorial bracelet, circa 1800
Formed as a series of seven Rococo cartouches with scroll and foliate decoration, each with a central glazed locket compartment set with hair, the closed backs each with an engraved name or initials, length 18.50cm

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions to the back of the memorial bracelet corresponding with the hair lockets from left to right are;

    'C.E.F'
    'M.E. 1776 C.E'
    'Charles E. James'
    'Countefs Wigbourne'
    'L.C.F. C.W.'
    'The Queen's Hair'
    'Lady Clementina Fleming'

    Lady Clementina Fleming was born in 1719. She was the daughter of John Fleming, 6th Earl of Wigton and Lady Mary Keith. In 1735, she married Charles Elphinstone, 10th Lord Elphinstone and together they had 12 children. She was the grandmother of Admiral Charles Elphinstone-Fleming and the great grandmother of Lady Clementina Hawarden (nee Elphinstone-Fleming). She died on 1 January 1799.

    Provenance: By descent
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