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    Posted 6 years ago

    Agram.m
    (735 items)

    Nice Silver Hair Work Mourning pendant with the Antique Dutch Sword hallmark for 1814 - 1906. You can see it on photo 3. The other mark (photo 4) probably the maker I cannot decode. Who can help to find the maker?
    I've read in the data of the past about mourning jewelry, these were often created by family or friends of the deceased. The reason was that professionals used not the hair from the deceased given by the family but in practice they used frequently the wrong color of hair, so someone else's hair was used. Therefore often relatives were advised to make there own creation for their mourning jewel. So a lot of women made them at home with a book as guide. Therefore there exists books about this subject or they attended special classes to learn to do this kind of handicraft home. .
    This kind of jewelry could be set in pendants, earrings, brooches etc. . The brooch I showed you earlier on CW.

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      beautiful!!!
    2. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      SEAN68 as so often such quick reaction, thanks!
    3. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Very, very nice Agram! Never seen Dutch ones before :-)
    4. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      kyratango thanks for your interest and compliment. Oh w've here also our mourning jewelry. Please take a look on my mourning collection there are a lot of Dutch mourning jewelry.
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Splendid piece!
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Wonderful hairwork!
    7. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Hi Agram! I think you may help on this pot, I feel it Dutch, but the marks don't match...
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/158453-mystery-piece--european#comment-738847
      Cheers :-)
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Sorry, which I had the answer for you.
      Agram I have recently posted a carved black brooch and need your advice on it. Is it a mourning brooch or something eller? Thanks :)

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