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“Rest In Peace” – An 18th Century Mourning Pendant.

“Rest In Peace” – An 18th Century Mourning Pendant.

Georgian era love token with sepia on ivory over woven hair

Georgian era love token with sepia on ivory over woven hair

THE ANGEL OF THE NIGHT ( Victorian Mourning Jewelry Locket ): This charming Victorian porcelain mourning locket shows the winged figure of “Night” (Nyx) carrying her two sleeping children (c. 1860-80) Taken from a marble relief by Bertel Thorvaldsen, executed in 1815, it remained a favorite subject throughout the 19th Century. As executed on this Antique Mourning Locket, it appears that the under coat is white and the matte black paint has been applied over the white, leaving this painted…

THE ANGEL OF THE NIGHT ( Victorian Mourning Jewelry Locket ): This charming Victorian porcelain mourning locket shows the winged figure of “Night” (Nyx) carrying her two sleeping children (c. 1860-80) Taken from a marble relief by Bertel Thorvaldsen, executed in 1815, it remained a favorite subject throughout the 19th Century. As executed on this Antique Mourning Locket, it appears that the under coat is white and the matte black paint has been applied over the white, leaving this painted…

An important memento mori ring; gold with an octagonal bezel containing a black and white enamelled skull in the center around which in black enamel the tekst ‘Today me, Tomorrow Thee’ and on the inside a monogram A.T., England, 16th or 17th century.

An important memento mori ring; gold with an octagonal bezel containing a black and white enamelled skull in the center around which in black enamel the tekst ‘Today me, Tomorrow Thee’ and on the inside a monogram A.T., England, 16th or 17th century.

thenightmareofjawz:  Lacrimosa or tear bottles reappeared during the Victorian time period of the 19th century. During this time these bottl...

thenightmareofjawz: Lacrimosa or tear bottles reappeared during the Victorian time period of the 19th century. During this time these bottl...

Mourning Jet Brooch with Queen Victoria.

Mourning Jet Brooch with Queen Victoria.

Chilling Love: Remembering Mourning Jewelry. Laura Preshong Jewelry •   A quote from Godey’s Lady’s book reads: "Hair is at once the most delicate and last of our materials and survives us like love. It is so light, so gentle, so escaping from the idea of death, that, with a lock of hair belonging to a child or friend we may almost look up to heaven and compare notes with angelic nature, may almost say, I have a piece of thee here, not unworthy of thy being now."

Chilling Love: Remembering Mourning Jewelry. Laura Preshong Jewelry • A quote from Godey’s Lady’s book reads: "Hair is at once the most delicate and last of our materials and survives us like love. It is so light, so gentle, so escaping from the idea of death, that, with a lock of hair belonging to a child or friend we may almost look up to heaven and compare notes with angelic nature, may almost say, I have a piece of thee here, not unworthy of thy being now."

1700s-GEORGIAN-MOURNING-GOLD-SEPIA-AND-COLOR-Brooch-Pendant-with-Original-Case

1700's GEORGIAN MOURNING GOLD SEPIA Brooch/Pendant/Pin with Original Case

1700s-GEORGIAN-MOURNING-GOLD-SEPIA-AND-COLOR-Brooch-Pendant-with-Original-Case

"Prepare To Follow" Mourning Ring, late 18th-early 19th century

"Prepare To Follow" Mourning Ring, late 18th-early 19th century

Time Dances By - Mourning Jewelry: MJ060

Time Dances By - Mourning Jewelry: MJ060

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