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In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry

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"In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry" illustrates and explains prime examples of rings, bracelets, brooches, and other pieces of mourning jewelry from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Like the exhibition at the Massachusetts Historical Society, this volume showcases the materials in the Society's collection and that of ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 26th 2012 by University of Virginia Press (first published September 19th 2012)
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Michelle
Jul 31, 2014 Michelle rated it it was amazing
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"In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry" by Sarah Nehama is a lavishly illustrated collection of some of the finest examples of mourning jewelry gathered in one exhibition. The volume was the companion to an exhibit of mourning jewelry held at the Massachusetts Historical Society in 2012. The book and exhibit traces the history of mourning jewelry from 17th Century Memento Mori's and Poesy Rings to the sentimental hair jewelry that characterized the Victorian era. Th ...more
Ondine Leblanc
Oct 13, 2012 Ondine Leblanc rated it it was amazing
Read, edited, designed, and typeset. Mass Historical Society published. Of course it's great, but maybe I'm a little biased.
Marielle
Nov 16, 2012 Marielle rated it it was amazing
This 128-page publication was produced to accompany an exhibition of mourning jewellery at the Massechusetts Historical Society. This is more than a companion piece, it is a well written, well researched stand-alone reference book that is a must have for anyone interested in antique mourning jewellery. For those interested generally in antique jewellery, American history from an interesting angle, mourning customs, I also recommend it.
Although adopted from England, this book focuses on the mourn
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