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Brooch: memorial

Brooch: memorial
Title
Brooch: memorial
Date 
1750-1800
Medium 
Gold, enamel, hair
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 1 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Marquise-shaped mourning brooch of white enamel in gold; initials "JB" picture of bird in enamel (and chopped hair) also decorate face of brooch; gold border with black enamel stripes; pin attachment.
Object Number 
INV.12652
Gallery Label 
The use of white enamel to meorialize an unmarried woman began in the second half of the eighteenth century.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group