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Mourning brooch

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In memory of C.S. Parker

Mourning brooch
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This gold memorial brooch, with plaited hair in the centre, is inscribed on the back 'C.S. Parker / died / 17th July 1828 / Aged 57'.

Oblong memorial brooch of gold, with plaited hair in the centre, inscribed `C.S. Parker / died / 17th July 1828 / Aged 57'

At funerals in the 18th and 19th century, wealthier families distributed rings and lockets made from the hair of the deceased, or engraved with the name and date.

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