London, South Kensington
2 July 2002
A late 18th century mourning brooch and clasp,
the navette shaped brooch painted with a sepia miniature of a young lady holding a mirror and seated beside a sepulchral pedestal, accompanied by a dog, under crystal, the mount with half-pearl surround and blue enamel border, the reverse with central locket back containing plaited hair with applied initials, 'P J'; and an oval mourning clasp with sepia miniature of a column pedestal with flaming hearts, crown of life and serpent, under crystal with half-pearl border.
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