A Russian silver and enamel cigarette case, Klebnikov, Moscow, 1875, rounded rectangular form, the cover champlevé enameled with a spray of lilies of the valley, the base engraved with contemporary interlace cypher below a plumed helmet.
Princess Amelia Mourning Ring, the youngest daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte, who died at age 27.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection Online: Mourning ring circa 1780. Made of gold and enamel. "Inscription: On obverse, reserved in gold on black enamel: IL VIVRA DANS MON COEUR [He will live in my heart]; on reverse in same manner: GEORG AUGUST VON WANGENHEIM; on outside of hoop in same manner: 9 NOV 1706.25 AUG=24 SEP=5 OCT=1780
‘Two hands, one heart, Till death us part.’ Made in England in the 17th century
Sewing bird, 1850-1875. Before sewing machines were invented, seams were sewn by hand. A third hand helped maintain tension on long seams and freed up one hand for stitching.
Victorian Mourning Cameos
Memento mori stick pin with baroque pearl. Made in Europe in the early 19th century