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Exceptional Georgian Family Heirloom, Cross w/ Hair

Exceptional Georgian Family Heirloom, Cross w/ Hair

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Pre Victorian: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 481792

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Exceptional early 19th century family heirloom, a gold mourning cross comprised of ten circular hair compartments, most with a gold initial, the central surrounded by pearls, each representing a deceased member of the family. The cross was probably added to over time; there are engraved initials “T&J” on the reverse. Very good condition; some wear to gold and dirt in hair compartments; small split to the gold backing between the central and immediately adjoining disc -- age related wear but not structurally problematic because the discs are joined, not individual. Measures 2 3/4” tall.