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Mourning brooch

Period:
19th Century
Description:
Mourning brooch made of jet.  On the reverse is inscribed In memory of Harry R Machphee, died April 9th in the 14th year of his age.  A lock of hair from the deceased would have been held in the compartment inside the brooch.
Materials/Media:
jet, glass, brass
Dimensions:
52mm x 21mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1987.122
Digital Number:
SRAC048a, SRAC048b
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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