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A resource for mourning, memorial, sentimental jewellery and art

Golden Fleece brooch  Russian crown jewels.

Jewel of the Order of the Golden Fleece 'from Brazilian Yellow Topaz' Pallard, Jean Jacques (goldsmith) Geneva or Vienna,

ornamentedbeing:       Late Stuart memorial slides—-Skull and crossbones, dated on reverse, 1679,Skelton with hour-glass, skull and spade,Wirework monogram with cherubs holding a skull, 1690,Naked lady reading at a table with a skull and hourglass, 1705,  Four enamelled gold mourning rings, English, 1658-1732 : Most surviving examples are dated after the Great Plague of 1666; the hoops depict skeletons and “memento mori” symbols, derived from the Bills of Mortality pinned up in local…

“Momento mori” jewelry Late Stuart memorial slides— Skull and crossbones, Skeleton with hourglass, skull and spade, wirework monogram with cherubs holding a skull, Naked lady reading at.

Mourning Jewelry. Hairwork Bracelet

A resource for mourning, memorial, sentimental jewellery and art

Culture, Conflict & Mourning in the & Centuries

It is a flower, a flower with a diamond in its center and that is what the female hand (note the ring on her finger and cuff) is holding. Later Victorian jewels used the symbol of the hand quite prevalently, either shaking hands, clasped or holding a symbol which would denote the nature of the piece. These sentimental jewels were popular enough to be mass produced in Vulcanite and carved in Jet. Without a dedication, the piece’s most telling feature is the black enamel surrounding the…

It is a flower, a flower with a diamond in its center and that is what the female hand (note the ring on her finger and cuff) is holding. Later Victorian jewels used the symbol of the hand quite prevalently, either shaking hands, clasped or holding a symbol which would denote the nature of the piece. These sentimental jewels were popular enough to be mass produced in Vulcanite and carved in Jet. Without a dedication, the piece’s most telling feature is the black enamel surrounding the…

c.1786, Gold ring, the oval bezel set with a James Tassie paste cameo of George, Prince of Wales, later King George IV

Gold ring, the oval bezel set with a James Tassie paste cameo of George, Prince of Wales, later King George IV

Victorian Hairwork Fob Chain With Serpent Clasp Heart....beautiful findings

Victorian Hairwork Fob Chain With Serpent Clasp Heart.

Old Family recorders

Watercolor on ivory set in rose gold brooch with hairwork on back, circa There are definite similarities between jewels of mourning and sentimental or amatory jewels.

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