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Jewelry box
7144-135
Jewelry-sized, three-drawer mahogany box with inlays of beech or other woods and mother of pearl.


Jewelry box
7144-135
The main design on the top is a central medallion consisting of a pair of winged cupids under a crowned centerpiece. There is a seated figure with an inlaid mother of pearl "1748" that surrounds her.
(detail of top)




Jewelry box
7144-129
Jewelry box with a raised carving of a church on the lid. In white ink on the lid: "Chaudes-Aigues" [warm waters]



Jewelry box
7144-121 [dup2]
Wooden jewelry box with lock and key and a red satin padding inside. Card inside says: " Melle Jeanne Versmée, 113 rue de la Grotte, Lourdes, France HP"
(detail 1) (detail 4) (detail 6) (detail 7)



Tiara
7144-91 [dupl]
Tiara made of twisted wire wrapped with white fiber cord. The top is decorated with small berries and multiple gossamer leaves or wings attached to the ear area.



Bracelet
7144-155
Plastic bracelet with a twisted design. It is a one piece construction with no clasps. The inside of the case says:
"Aux Tortues", "63 Bd Haussmann, Paris"


Brooch
7144-121
Brooch consisting of two pieces tied together. The upper pin consists of a gold colored rosette with a center floral motif. It has a straight pin clasp soldered on the back. The Tower piece is a small gold-colored Eiffel Tower with a safety pin attached to the top of the tower.



Rosary
7144-150
Rosary with light blue beads and silver alloy chain and Crucifix. Rosary is 18.25" (46.3 cm) long and has "N.D. de Lourdes" inscribed on the back of the Crucifix.



Neclace
7144-153


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