Rings 18.01.2012
Mother of Pearl Mourning Ring, Vulcanite

Mother of Pearl Ring, Late 19th Century

Inlaid with mother of pearl, this ring with the initials JB is another odd piece for a time when much…

Accessories 16.08.2011
Late Victorian Hairwork Fob Chain

Bending Your Brain with a Victorian Hairwork Fob Chain

It’s been a while since I did a good analysis of a piece, life sometimes gets in the way of…

Art 14.12.2010
Mourning Needlework Photograph

Mourning Sampler with Photograph, c.1880

Being a later piece, this sampler lacks formal design and opts for a flowing leaf and flower pattern. The photograph…