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c1790 Mourning Miniature Pendant

c1790 Mourning Miniature Pendant (on white background)
c1790 Mourning Miniature Pendant (on black background)
c1790 Mourning Miniature Pendant (backside)
c1790 Mourning Miniature Pendant (inside)
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An unusual c1790 Georgian mourning pendant with a hair-work miniature and a folk portrait on the reverse. Such pieces were usually professionally commissioned when a loved one died, but this one has a naive quality that suggests it was homemade. Tucked away beneath the portrait is a little card that reads "My dear sister Sarah at 22." Presumably, the hair-work miniature and the watercolor were made by Sarah's sister after she died. The locket is gilt metal with a blue enamel border.

Materials

Gilt Metal, Mother of Pearl, Hair, Pearls, Enamel, Paper, Glass

Date

Late 1700s

Condition

Very Good.

Size

1-3/4 x 1-1/8"