Brooch (mourning)

Brooch (mourning)
Title
Brooch (mourning)
Date 
1840-1880
Medium 
Gold, hair, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 1 x 3.5 x 2.9 cm )
Description 
Gold mourning brooch with hinged pin and hook attachments on reverse; beveled glass oculus on obverse shows graying brown hair worked in a Turk's knot, surrounded with a separate lock of hair of the same color, oculus framed with rinceau design; initials "M.W.H." across reverse.
Object Number 
Z.2309.5
Marks 
engraved: across reverse: "M.W.H."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group