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Brooch (mourning)

Brooch (mourning)
Title
Brooch (mourning)
Date 
1787
Medium 
Gold, ivory, enamel, pearls
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 1 in. ( 3.2 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Oval gold memorial brooch; ivory plaque enameled with image of 3 putti with wreath and urn, and banner reading "UNITED BY LOVE 1787"; framed with seed pearls; pin attachment.
Credit Line 
Anonymous gift
Object Number 
1947.467b
Marks 
painted in enamel: on obverse: "UNITED BY LOVE 1787" stamped: on pin attachment: "14k"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group