Brooch ("Tear" jewelry)

Brooch ("Tear" jewelry)
Title
Brooch ("Tear" jewelry)
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.
Object Number 
INV.12656
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group