This coming Thursday, a local auction house will be auctioning off an Empire Style Victorian Era lapis necklace. It’s perfectly spectacular. I’m posting the known details and pictures here for you now. While you won’t get to touch the necklace (a crucial component to learning) you will see what’s making me so excited.
This piece is from the estate of a noted Egyptologist and author, Barbara Merz. She wrote two books on Egyptology but is best known as a bestselling author of mysteries and supernatural thrillers. She wrote under her own name and two pseudonyms: Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels.
If you’re a collector, this is a wonderful piece. Not only is it authentic from the period, but to have a piece from a bestselling author in your collection doesn’t hurt either!