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Lot 97: 3 PC VICTORIAN MOURNING CAMEO BROOCHES
23 October 2016
Mr. Pleasant, SC, USALive Auction
Description: Group of three mid 19th century memorial brooches, the oval shaped woven hair panel under beveled glass with gold surrounds. These would be wonderful additions to any Memento Mori collection. Largest 1.40"x1". PROVENANCE: A Private Charleston SC Estate. Hair jewelry was the height of the romanticism and sentiment that characterized the Victorian era. Many pieces were done as mourning pieces or "memento mori" ("remember you must die").
Condition Report: good