Gold, hair, ivory
Overall: 1 7/8 x 1 x 3/8 in. ( 4.8 x 2.5 x 1 cm )
painted: on obverse plaque: "JR" painted: on reverse plaque: " EC / 1788"
Oval mourning / memorial brooch; clear glass compartment on obverse contains woven hair overlaid with thin gold laurel wreath design and ivory plaque with intertwined initials; reverse comprises similar design with beading around the ivory plaque instead of laurel wreath; beading frames entire brooch; pin attachment.
According to the accession notes, this brooch is said to contain the hair of John Ramage and his wife, Catherine Collins.
Gift of an Anonymous Donor
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