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Brooch (mourning)

Object Number: 
1941.749
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Gold, hair
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 3/8 in. ( 1.6 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on reverse: "WLM"
Description: 
Rectangular gold mourning/memorial brooch; glass compartment containing woven hair; frame chased with abstract foliate design; reverse inscribed with monogram.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Babcock Morris, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group