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Brooch ("Tear" jewelry)

Object Number: 
INV.12656
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Ivory, paint, metal, garnet, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 1 in. ( 2.5 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Brooch of the mourning "Tear" jewelry type; detail of 1 brown eye and side of face with curling hair; etched frame in gold metal designed as snake swallowing its own tail and with 1 pink garnet eye; glass on obverse is chipped; glass compartment on reverse meant to hold hair (now empty); pin attachment.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group