Yellow Gold and Enamel Antique Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Society of the Colonial Dames, Yellow Gold Medal

$995.00

“The earliest version of this rare medal (note that the arms are separate and apart from the body, a detail not found in the next version of the medal). Engraved to early Pennsylvania member, Mary Barton Dulles, No. 18, 1891. Ribbon is missing, however someone at sometime soldered a jump ring so the medal may be worn as a pendant. The blue enamel shows tiny pits in some of the stars. The medal weighs approximately 8.51 grams.

Metal: "Society of the Colonial Dames . No marking indicating gold content anywhere on the medal, however tested 18 karat
Engraving is hand engraved

MARY DULLES GRANDSON DIED ON THE TITANIC (see below)

THE FOLLOWING IS FROM: https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/william-crothers-dulles.html
Mr William Crothers Dulles was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 21 December 1872.1. He was the son of Andrew Cheves Dulles (b. 11 July 1832), a lawyer and insurance agent, and Mary Bartow Cooke Crothers (b. 12 June 1849), Pennsylvania natives who were married on 19 April 1870. He had one sibling, his sister Margaret (b. 9 March 1877, d. 1934, later Mrs John Irvin and later again Mrs (Baroness) Ettore Romano Benedito Fontana).
A bachelor with an estimated personal wealth of between $1,500,000 and $2,500,000, Dulles had been travelling Europe with his mother, spending time in Britain searching for more rare equine books. He parted company with his mother in Paris and boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as a first-class passenger (ticket number PC 17580 which cost £29, 14s) and occupied cabin A-18.

During the voyage survivor William Sloper remembered befriending Mr Dulles and the two spent many hours conversing on numerous topics. It was reported that Mr Dulles was returning on the Titanic with a dog; the specific breed is unknown, but likely a Chevalier.

William Crothers Dulles died in the sinking. His body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#133) and forwarded to R. R. Bringhurst in Philadelphia on 1 May 1912.

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Treatments

Many gemstones on the market are treated or enhanced in some way. It is estimated that up to 80-90% of gems have had some type of treatment. Gem treatments have occurred for hundreds of years. Heat treatment is one of the most common. Gemstone treatment is considered to be any process conducted by man beyond cutting and polishing a gem which can improve the appearance and durability. Please assume gemstones potentially have been treated unless the listing specifically notes otherwise. We always disclose all information to the best of our knowledge!

Synthetics

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