A late 18th century mourning brooch/pendant and ring
1st: The ivory oval plaque with a hairwork depiction of a maiden leaning on a footed memorial urn under a weeping willow, engraved to the reverse In memory of her Father Tho Steer ob. 3 Nov. 1793 Æ 53, 2nd: The ivory oval plaque with a hairwork depiction of a gentleman placing a garland on a footed memorial urn with seed pearl accents, under a weeping willow, within a scalloped border, engraved to the reverse Eliz. Birley. ob. 27 Jan. 1780. a.61, to foliate engraved gallery and shoulders, both in closed-back settings, 2nd: damage to urn, brooch length 5.0cm, ring size R (2)
- This lot contains or is made of ivory and in February 2014 the United States Government announced the intention to ban the import of any ivory into the USA.