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Mourning Jewelry: MJ070

MORNING GLORY FAREWELL ( Victorian Jewelry Mourning Pendant ): This is a lovely example of a mid-19th Century “In Memory Of” pendant. (c. 1850-70) The scene on the front of this enamel and vermeil (gold wash over silver) pendant depicts an engraved cross wrapped in a ribbon that reads “IN MEMORY OF”. The white enamel flowers are morning glories. In the “Language of Flowers” the morning glory is symbolic of farewell, departure, mortality and the brevity of life - symbolized by the flowers opening and closing in one day. I am certain that this mourning piece was once a locket. At some time in its past the locket was permanently sealed and the original back was replaced with a brass plate, converting this into a memorial pendant. The very affordable price reflects the change from locket to pendant. The look of the piece remains, as always, a touching tribute to the past. Condition: Very good. Enamel work is crisp with no chips. A few light scratches – they are antique, too! The depression on the edge is where the hinge used to be. Size: 1 1/2” high, 1 1/8” wide, 1/4” deep.

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