Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry
at the

and on the internet since 1996
12815 Central NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87123  USA
Jane Haley Clarke, owner
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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite, and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, sterling, and accessories.
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All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information on our reference site " Jewel Chat " and gallery " Morning Glory Collects ". 
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made. We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.
We do not offer identification, valuation or appraisal services. 

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Morning Glory Collects... 
things we love to buy, wear and share
Victorian to 1940s
Engraved & Sentimental Jewelry


GEORGIAN/VICTORIAN 15 carat yellow gold hair bracelet with tiny seed pearls and curl over plaited gray-blonde hair, blue enamel, engraved on the back "John Burdon, b. Octr 14th 1811, d. Novr 12th 1893", 6-1/3" around the inside with the front navette shape 1-7/8" by 1". Rev. John Burdon was a son of Rowland Burdon and lived at Castle Eden Dene in northern England.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V33003  

VICTORIAN hair jewelry, a 14k yellow gold framed bracelet of fifteen tubular hollow links, each a beautifully woven memento with varying tones of hair, and each link inscribed with the source monogram, 6 3/4" x 1 1/2". This is probably the loveliest token of friendship I have ever seen, and one of the most unusual. Similar to one shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 285.    View   View    View   View   View   #V32065 

 VICTORIAN gold and enameled brooch with plaited thick blonde hair under glass with extended pin stem, "In Memory Of" encircling frame, and engraved on back, 1-1/2" by 2": 
Ms Buchannan, died 12th Nov 1843
John Wilson died 4th June 1843

Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 35 and in Becker's "Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" on page 106.   It also was featured in Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting Magazine, August 2003.  View   View   View   View  #V9521    




VICTORIAN gold and black enamel palette worked hair plumes, seed pearls and golden wire work memorial brooch with engraving on back, "Alex McDonald, obt. 23rd Dec, 1850, Agnes Sanderson, 14th Nov. 1871. Note that each side of the curled hair is a different color, one for each of the people memorialized in the engraving on the back.   View   View   View   #V31130

VICTORIAN lady wearing a lovely hair brooch with woven and braided hair.  View   #Vpho1

VICTORIAN onyx mourning pendant with seed pearls cross on the front, photo compartment on the back, engraved "Henry Fredrick Swan, 10 Sept 1842 obit 25 March 1908, loop is enameled "In Memory Of", circa 1908?, 1-3/4" by 1-1/2" with 1/2" loop. View   View   View      #V33052




VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold mourning ring with black "In Memory Of" enameling, plaited brown hair under glass front, engraved inside "Caroline Ryland, obt 11 Nov 1855, age 45", size 9.   View   View   #V29762

  VICTORIAN 10 karat yellow gold hair locket with black enameled "In Memory Of" on front, "Hannah Taylor, born June 23, 1872 died July 30, 1876, Rest in Jesus" and hand-tied hair curls inside, 1-5/8" by 1-1/4".   View   View   View   #V29823

   GEORGIAN memorial hair ring with pearl surround and blonde hair. Size 7-1/4 and engraved, " Joseph Dixon died 16th Jan.y 1815 aged 50".  Engraving   #V15165 


    ELGIN lady's open face 14 karat yellow gold pocket watch engraved with the initials "AJK", my grandmother Agnes Jeanette King (Negley). Circa 1910, the case is 1-1/8" wide. Works marked "Lady Elgin 15 jewel, 15809622". Size 5/Os. Case marked "Keystone Co. 14k, 585 fine, 5216627". View   #w20423

Edwardian 18k yellow gold open face pendant watch set with a bezel set old mine cut diamond (est. .05 ct, VS, G-1), heavily embossed with cherubs and flowers, suspended from a watch pin of enameled griffons and a crown. The pin is delicately enameled with a griffons and crown motif and is set with a ruby (2.0mm purplish-red), five 2.0mm pearls, one old mine cut diamond (est. .04 ct, VS, G-1), six old mine cut diamonds (est. weight from .01 ct to .02 ct, VS, G-1) and one central fresh water pearl (9.0mm by 7.0mm). The watch is 1" across; the watch pin is 1" by 1". The watch case is engraved on the inside from a father to his daughter on Christmas, from Father Dec. 25/1904".. The case is marked "Swiss, A.W., K14, 127911" and a squirrel hallmark. There are no numbers or marks on the works.   View   View   View   View    #V24861   

VICTORIAN carved coral set in gold engraved on the back with the initials "GP", extended pin stem typical of mid-Victorian jewelry, 1".   View   View   View   #V32408



RING 14 yellow gold ring, long-ways mounted garnet with seed pearls, engraved inside "George to Lilly G., 8-1878", size 6-1/4 and measures 1/2" across the front.   View   View   #K31783  

SIGNET 14k yellow gold ring with medical "Caducaus" entwined snake, size 5-3/4. Daniel Low & Co. Catalogue, 1901    View   #K23878

   GEORGIAN 18k yellow gold and banded agate memorial ring, hallmarked London, engraved "Michael Simpson died 12 July 1835 Age 40 Years" and dated 1835, size 7-1/4, as is.    View   View   #K29309


    VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold and black enameled "In Memory Of Eliza" hair brooch, 7/8".   View   #V27614  

  VICTORIAN "In Memory Of" hair brooch with the name "Sarah" in hair compartment, 7/8".   View   #V27608      

  REGENCY man's lace brooch with hair insert, engraved "Susanna Bush, obt 12 Aug 1807 alt 30", an unusually early date, 1".   View   View   #V29477     


Captain John Jenkins, an early steamboat captain from New Brunswick, New Jersey, moved to Apalachicola, Florida, piloted an early steamboat and was an investor in a steamboat company. He was the husband of Arietta and father 5-year-old of John W. Jenkins, and had the pendant shown at right made in their memory. REGENCY 14k yellow gold 2-1/2" by 2" oval pendant with 5/8" loop, engraved on the back, "To The Memory of My Wife and Child, Arietta S. Jenkins obt. Nov. 25th, 1832, John W. Jenkins, Sept 3rd, 1832". Both died of yellow fever and were buried in Chestnut Street Cemetery (Old City Graveyard) in Apalachicola, Florida.   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V29714 "Chestnut Street Cemetery (Old City Graveyard) of early Apalachicola.
Chestnut Street Cemetery dates prior to 1831. Interred are some of Apalachicola's founders and molders of ehr colorful history. Also buried here are many soldiers of the Confederacy and victims of yellow fever and shipwrecks. Seven of the Confederate veterans served with Pickett at Gettysburg in the gallant Florida Brigade."   Tombstone of Arietta S. Jenkins. Tombstone of John W. Jenkins. "Sacred to the Memory of John W. Jenkins who dies Sep. 5, 1832, aged 5 years."


 VICTORIAN hair set in pierced gold ring with etched design and initials "MPH" on the front, size 6-1/2.   View   #V31359

VICTORIAN hair bow pin with acorn drops with the :knot" of the bow of gold tone inscribed with the name "Lizzie", some unraveling at bottoms of acorns. This is shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 144.   View   View   View   View      #V31362 

   VICTORIAN 14k hair ring engraved "SB", woven hair on sides.  See Bell's "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry" page 187.  View   #V23358   


    VICTORIAN 10k yellow gold and black enamel with seed pearls forget-me-not front, hair compartment back, gray-blond hair, engraved "John Sweeting died 24 March 1845 aged 85".   View   #V27605  

   VICTORIAN hair brooch with black enamel sentimentally engraved "In Memory of Wee Jeanie", 1-5/16".   View   #V17492

  VICTORIAN hair brooch engraved "In Memory of Elizabeth Kind, Obt 17th Nov 1844 at 67", 1-5/8". View  View  #V25997  


 VICTORIAN braided hair bracelet, engraved inside "CLVR", 6" by 1/2". View #V25845

 VICTORIAN hair 1/2" pendant engraved on the back "Benj'n Hawkins, b. 19th Jan 18__, AE '59", framed with seed pearls which are symbolic of tears, on a newer 20" chain marked "585".   View   #V27361  

   VICTORIAN hair brooch, black enameled frame "In Memory Of", engraved on the reverse, "FR obt Nov 13, 1856".   View   #V27579   




HEART lock and gold link 7" bracelet with 1" lock, engraved "Class of '96, May 20".   View   #V28022

SOLID gold, gold filled, rolled plate and sterling silver bracelets with heart shaped locks.
A.C. Becken Catalogue, 1902

    VICTORIAN embossed links 7" bracelet with oval center engraved "RB" and 7/8" lock and key. There is an illegible maker's mark on one link. Bracelets like this can be seen in Romero's Warman's Jewelry Ed. 3 on page 70.   #V28021


  STERLING and green enameled heart lock and key charm with painted pink roses, engraved "Kelley", 3/4".  View   #Q26165  

     VICTORIAN lady wearing a bar brooch and a chain necklace with rings and coins as charms. Cabinet card 4-1/4" by 6-1/2" marked "Barron, Sarnia, Ont."

STERLING  friendship 16" necklace and bow pin combination dated 1915, marked "Marathon Sterling" on the back.   View   View   View   View    #Q20366     


VICTORIAN silver hinged bangle, ovals with alternating Aesthetic birds and floral designs, "PM to LM" initials inside, 6-1/3" by 1-1/3".  See Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 24.   View   View   View   View   View   #V31286 ENGRAVING examples
Benjamin Allen Catalogue, 1899
VICTORIAN HW sterling etched bangle with bird motif, engraved "WLM to LC 1883", 6-1/2" by 1". See bird theme Victorian bangle on page 35 of Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".   View   View   View   View   #V24971   


VICTORIAN silver hinged bangle, engraved flowers and scrolls design, engraved on back "J.J. Brown, Polmont, SLJU 39/2", 7" by 1", 1.17 oz.   View   View   View   #V31502 VICTORIAN sterling silver hinged bangle with rose and yellow gold overlay, hallmarked "WF" Birmingham 1893 and beautifully engraved "Alice" on the back, 6-1/2" by 3/4".   View   View   View   #V33147   VICTORIAN sterling silver bracelet, "NCR Co" circa 1890, engraved inside "M. Warwick E.A., OJLJ 157-4, Next of Kin, 91 Hallwood Rd., Kettering, Northants", 7" by 1-1/4".    View   View   View   View   #V30088


STERLING heart shaped scent or perfume bottle engraved "Martha", 2".   View   View   #a51006   

14k GOLD lockets and pendants.
Daniel Low 1906 Catalogue.

 VICTORIAN coin silver charm engraved, "Presented to Mr Mungo Collins by a few friends at Ayr Harbor [Scotland} on the occasion of his leaving for America, Dec 16,1886", a real piece of history, 1-1/3".   View   #V28908


    VICTORIAN sterling coins charm bracelet. The 1880's coins were etched and decorated by hand to create floral motifs and initials. Pieces like this are often called "sweetheart jewelry", the idea being that sailors did these on board their ship to bring back to their sweethearts, though these coins can be seen in some old catalogues as well.  Circa 1880. E.V. RODDIN & Co. Catalogue, 1887-9  View   View    View   View    View    View    #V20197  "Coin with engraved monogram."
E.V. RODDIN & Co. Catalogue, 1887-9
   STERLING WWII Australia coin bracelet, circa 1944, 6-1/3" by 3/4".   View   View   View   #N27888


   STERLING Forget-Me-Not brand friendship bracelet with engraved name on each link, 7-1/2" by 1/3".   View   View   View   #N28828

   STERLING WWII Australia coin bracelet engraved "To My Mother", belt style closure circa 1944, 7-1/3" to 7-3/4" by 3/4".   View   #N28686

STERLING friendship bracelet with names and initials engraved on each link and one link dated 9-15-45. The back maker's marks are "JMF Co. BobOLink Sterling", 6-3/4" by 1/4".    View   #N50716



STERLING puffy heart charm with good luck side and engraved "Daddy", 5/8".   View   #N28575

 VICTORIAN tiny sterling baby photo charm engraved, "But Thou, God's Darling
Heed Thy Private Dream, Emerson", 5/8".  View   #V27592  




Engraved Sentiments seen on Jewelry:
"Make my heart thy home"
"Love as I or else I die"
"In thee my choice I do rejoice"
"Love for Love"
"God above increase our love"
"While life does last I'll hold thee fast"
"Friendship lasts when all is past"



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PLEASE NOTE: Regretfully, it is no longer possible to respond to individual questions regarding jewelry history, identification or value, or to offer written or verbal appraisals or opinions. The demand for this kind of information is absolutely too overwhelming for one dealer to fill. 
I love jewelry, but appraising and selling are two entirely different businesses, and I choose selling and research as my business.

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