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Brooch (mourning)

Brooch (mourning)
Title
Brooch (mourning)
Date 
1780-1870
Medium 
Ivory, garnets, hair, enamel, gold, silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 3.8 x 3.2 cm )
Description 
Oval mourning brooch of ivory decorated with initials "D.E." in hair and enamel; framed with garnets; ivory plaque set in gold, garnets set in silver; pin attachment.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss M. Gertrude Deavenport, in memory of her mother and sisters
Object Number 
1954.48b
Marks 
typewritten: with jewels: 'NECKLACE AND PIN, iniaials [sic] D.E. for Dorothy / Evans. / Gift of Miss ,. [sic] Gertrude Deavenport, in / memory of her mother and sisters, 1954 / 1954.48 a-b"
Gallery Label 
The initials "D.E." on this brooch stand from Dorothy Evans.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group