Brooches 08.11.2014
Black Enamel Mourning Brooch Gothic Revival In Memory Of

A Mourning Tour: The Mourning Brooch Standard, Early-Mid 19th Century

Mourning jewels are easy to identify for their purpose. It is within the sentiment of a jewel that one can…

Brooches 26.08.2013
Black Enamel Mourning Brooch Gothic Revival In Memory Of

The Mourning Brooch Standard, Early-Mid 19th Century

Mourning jewels are easy to identify for their purpose. It is within the sentiment of a jewel that one can…

Art 18.01.2011
Post Mortem Sketch

c.1840 Post Mortem Sketch / Art

Post mortem sketches like this one are a reflection of the personal decision of the family rather than being a…

Art 16.11.2010

1840 Mourning Needlework Sampler

Dating from seven years ahead of the previous sampler, this English piece from 1840 has motifs that are more common…

Funeralia 04.07.2010
1840 Memorial Wreath

Spotlight On: 1840s Mourning Wreath

Hairwork has a large role to play in the creation of much memorial art. Other hairwork memorials such as this…