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Brooch (mourning)

Brooch (mourning)
Title
Brooch (mourning)
Date 
19th century
Medium 
Gold, hair, pearls, enamel
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 4.4 x 3.2 cm )
Description 
Oval mourning/memorial brooch of gold; woven hair enclosed in glass compartment; frame of 16 tri-part pearl and enamel elements (2 pearls missing); inscription on reverse; pin attachment.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss M. Gertrude Deavenport, in memory of her mother and sisters
Object Number 
1954.47a
Marks 
engraved: on reverse: "M.M.M."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group