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18th century mourning miniature with cherub, fashionable lady, urn, willow, cypress symbolism

French watch fob, husband's dedication to late wife: "the further apart, the tighter the bond."

...scapular pendant, beads & silk, 18th century, unknown origin (western Europe?)...

Hand-painted miniature on ivory of a mother mourning at the tomb of her infant. The sepia tones of the paint were often derived using macerated hair as a pigment. The willow tree leaves are bits of the baby's hair. Inscription reads: "C'est tout ce qui m'en reste." loosely translated as "This is all I have left." There are intertwined initials at the top of the tomb.

A miniature of a woman, dressed in a suit of mourning. By Jean-Baptiste Jacques Augustin. Fourth quarter 18th century. Louvre Museum Department of Prints, Inventory number RF 30650

Charles Guillaume Alexandre Bourgeois, Portrait de Mme Fanny Morlot, née Bécuvre, 1812

Mourning 1820

Jean Baptiste Isabey

Locket England, Great Britain 1780-1820 (made) Artist/Maker:Unknown Memorial jewellery to honour the dead is one of the largest categories of 18th- century jewellery. From 1760 there was a vogue for memorial medallions or lockets. These became especially popular in Britain. Neo-classical motifs of funerary urns, plinths and obelisks joined the more traditional cherubs, angels and weeping willows. Hair was preserved within the locket.