Brooch (mourning)

Brooch (mourning)
Title
Brooch (mourning)
Date 
1800-1830
Medium 
Gold, hair
Dimensions 
Overall: 5/8 x 3/8 in. ( 1.6 x 1 cm )
Description 
Rectangular gold mourning/memorial brooch; glass compartment containing woven hair; frame chased with abstract foliate design; reverse inscribed with monogram.
Credit Line 
Gift of John Babcock Morris, Jr.
Object Number 
1941.749
Marks 
engraved: on reverse: "WLM"
Gallery Label 
This mourning ring may be from the family of Mrs. William Morris (Mary Elizabeth Babcock, 1808-1851). She married William Lewis Morris on February 7, 1827.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group