Shell locket promoting Henry Clay for president, 1844. Gilt brass shell. DeWitt HC 1844-46. OBV: Togated bust of Clay to left, enclosed by the inscription, HENRY CLAY; raised ornamental border. REV: Inscription, CLAY/ &/ FRELINGHUYSEN/ PROTECTION/ &/ UNION, ornaments to right and left of each &, three cross ornaments between FRELINGHUYSEN and PROTECTION, and four curved lines below UNION. Suspension loop intact.
Top drawer example of this signature Clay piece.