A locket of hair inscribed Catherine Parr and crested with a crown motif is one of the more unusual lots at the James Adam Sunday Interiors sale in Dublin tomorrow. Catherine Parr (1512-1548), the last of six wives of Henry VIII, was Queen of England from 1543-47 and outlived her husband. The memorial glazed oval pendant which contains the hair measures just 4.5 cms and is estimated at 400-600. It is lot number 153.
Catherine Parr was the first English queen to be titled Queen of Ireland. She was also the most married, with four husbands.
Collectibles on offer include a collection of 1976 Montreal Olympics coins, a pair of Tiffany plated oil lamps and a 19th century Canton carved and stained ivory chess set. Furniture includes a late 17th century Antwerp inlaid curiosity cabinet on stand (5,000-7,000) and a suite of Louis Seize style gilt wood framed salon seat furniture (4,000-5,000). More than 600 lots will come under the hammer.
(See post on antiquesandartireland.com for November 19, 2014)