Collection - Mourning Rituals

Collection - Mourning Rituals

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Memento Mori Skeletal Band A high carat gold band, circa 1700, known as a skeletal, as a full skeleton is employed to encircle the outer hoop of the ring. Other symbols of mortality and immortality are also depicted on the hoop, echoing ornamentation on funeral tracts of the time - a death's head skull, an hourglass [tempus fugit] and a flower. To interior is a posy motto : I am gone follow after and the initials AWI, with maker's mark. The ring is size L and 1/2 [US 5 and 7/8]

Rowan and Rowan : e3b skeleton band

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1870 Victorian Tear bottle. Those mourning the loss of loved ones would collect their tears in bottles. When the tears had evaporated, the mourning period would end.

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old collection of mourning pins

Like No Other

Victorian hair art- it is incredible

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Crane and Breed Horse-Drawn Hearse

Mourning Victorian style

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Mourning hair brooch


Eye miniature with tear - Edwardian Circa early 1900s

Rose Briar - f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s: History of vintage lover’s...

A "Lovers' eye" ring, which, like the brooches, was popular in the late 18th century. The first "Lovers Eyes" belonged to the Prince of Wales, later crowned King George IV of England and his lover Maria Fitzherbert, a commoner whom he later married. They were made to be worn discretely as a secret love token.

Georgian, Victorian, other

Death: Memento Mori bead poss. from a rosary, ivory, c.1500 France or Flanders

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The demand for miniature portraits detailing an eye as a symbol of love took hold during the late 18th century and continued through the early 19th century until the advent of photography.

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More Mourning Victorians.

summerturban: Backs of Eight Unidentified Women... -

Child dressed in black with bobbed hair cut due to mourning. Her hair was likely used to create mourning jewelry.


Scrimshaw Double Heart Mourning Jewelry Circa 1807

Scrimshaw Double Heart Mourning Jewelry Circa 1807

“Memento Mori “Jewellery

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Locket with locks of George Washington and Martha Washington’s hair Sold at James D. Julia Auctions August 5, 2009 for $ 7,475.00

George Washington Mourning Jewelry

Gold locket with the hair of Queen Marie Antoinette

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Woman's morning cap 1820-1825 American

Woman's cap

Mourning Ring, 1792 ”This mourning ring was made to commemorate the death of a child, whose brief life is symbolised by the drooping rosebud on the left-hand side of the plant.” -

My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck By Lightning

A rather grand mourning jewellery set made fom Whitby jet

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Mourning dress 1874

OMG that dress!

Mourning day dress, c. 1897-99. FIDM Museum

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Half-Mourning Dress 1889-1892.

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Half-mourning dress, 1872-74, the Met

Mourning dress | American