Brooch

Object Number: 
INV.11944
Date: 
ca. 1827
Medium: 
Gold, hair, enamel, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 5/8 in. ( 1.9 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on reverse: "Thos. Ralfe, / ob 22 May 1827 / ae 4 Ys & 2 Ms"
Description: 
Rectangular mourning brooch in gold; rectangular glass compartment containing braided brown hair; frame enameled in black with gold enamel scalloped and foliate design; foliate cast design around hair compartment; reverse inscribed with name and date of death of subject; pin attachment.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Catherine R.B. Mackie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group