Brooch: memorial

Object Number: 
INV.12652
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.
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