A mourning brooch, 1780-1810, commemorating the death of a mother and several of her children (their ghosts are pictured above the memorial shrine), the scene enclosed with the legend 'In Death Lamented as in Life Beloved'. (thingsgoneby.com)
1703 British Pendant at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "This intricate jewel is in the form of a coffin which opens to reveal a panel of woven hair, initials, and an enamelled skull. It is an unflinching reminder of man's mortality while specifically commemorating the death of a particular individual, the now unknown PB. Such graphic imagery was a widely accepted part of the rituals surrounding death in the years around 1700."