Brooch (mourning)

Object Number: 
1947.466
Date: 
1788
Medium: 
Gold, hair, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 1 x 3/8 in. ( 4.8 x 2.5 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on obverse plaque: "JR" painted: on reverse plaque: " EC / 1788"
Description: 
Oval mourning / memorial brooch; clear glass compartment on obverse contains woven hair overlaid with thin gold laurel wreath design and ivory plaque with intertwined initials; reverse comprises similar design with beading around the ivory plaque instead of laurel wreath; beading frames entire brooch; pin attachment.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession notes, this brooch is said to contain the hair of John Ramage and his wife, Catherine Collins.
Credit Line: 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group