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Pin (mourning)

Object Number: 
Z.2148
Date: 
1831
Medium: 
Silver, hair, gilt, enamel, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 7/8 x 3/8 in. ( 0.6 x 2.2 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: reverse, center: "JPS / Oct 21st 1831"
Description: 
Silver rectangular mourning pin with hair woven in a Turk's knot beneath beveled glass; oculus has gilt and black enamel stripes surrounding, the outer edge is incised with geometric designs; reverse has inscription, hinged pin and hook.
Gallery Label: 
The hair in this mourning pin was from John Peter Schermerhorn (d. 1831).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Harper Skillin, 1956
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group