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Brooch / pendant (mourning)

Object Number: 
Z.2311
Date: 
1840-1900
Medium: 
Gold, chalcedony, glass, hair
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. ( 2.2 x 3.8 x 5.4 cm )
Description: 
Mourning brooch / pendant with gold frame with hinged pin and hook on reverse, loop finding at top center; obverse is cameo three-quarter bust in white and black onyx; frame is ribbed; reverse has beveled glass oculus with lock of blonde / gray hair swirled beneath.
Gallery Label: 
This cameo appears to depict the subject of mourning, whose hair is in the brooch's oculus; the subject is unidentified.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group