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    A Four-Piece Group of Gold Jewelry Purportedly Owned by Empress Carlota of Mexico, late 19th-early 20th century
    19 inches long (48.3 cm) (chain length)
    3 inches high x 2 inches wide (48.3 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm) (larger brooch, overall)

    Gaines de Graffenried;
    Christie's East, The Gaines de Graffenried Family Collection of Texas, 19 June 2001, Lot 244.
    Acquired from the above.

    The lot comprising:
    Elgin pocket watch, 14K gold engraved case set with four diamonds to fleur-de-lis (32 grams gross), interior marked WARRANTED 14K U.S. ASSAY, J.K.;
    14K gold and enamel necklace, which features removable tasseled brooch (54 grams gross);
    14K gold, silver, and enamel broach with four seed pearls (14 grams gross);
    14K gold and silver ring set with five seed pearls.

    Note: This jewelry suite is known to have been in Empress Carlota's jewelry collection, as related by Roger N. Conger's article "The Maximilian Collection," The Texas Ranger Annual, Volume II, 1983, page 21.

    Condition Report*: Back cover of watch fits in place but with looseness at hinge, dial to face of watch with multiple hairlines,
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    8th-10th Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 21
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