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Victorian Mourning Glories Black Bow Brooch, Reproduction Bog Oak/Gutta Percha

Victorian Mourning Glories Black Bow Brooch, Reproduction Bog Oak/Gutta Percha

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  • Materials: brass, polymer
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Historical Reproduction: Mid Nineteeth Century- around 1900.
Size: Approximately 2” width
Approximately 1” in height

All pins have a brass fastener.

Mourning Glories, 19th century reproduction jewelry, has been individually hand-molded from mid-19th century original brooches or belt buckles. The material used is modern polymer clay which imitates the dark, low-luster gutta percha, jet, and bog oak used for mourning jewelry in the 19th century.

Social etiquette and propriety dictated that a woman be in full mourning for one year and a day upon the death or her husband. Nothing but black, dull-finished clothing and black jewelry was to be worn. This was followed by another year of second mourning and yet another of half mourning with varying degrees of black, grey, and purple being deemed appropriate. With the tragedies of the Civil War, the occasions for mourning were vastly and sadly increased.

What is usually referred to as mourning jewelry today was not only a social necessity but quite fashionable as well. In 1861, England's Queen Victoria lost not only her mother, but her beloved husband prince Albert, within a few months. She went into mourning and stayed in mourning the rest of her life. Her subjects adopted the wearing of mourning jewelry out of respect for, and emulation of, their queen. It became fashionable to wear black jewelry, even when not in mourning. The trend quickly crossed the Atlantic Ocean to America, and for the remainder of the 19th century, the wearing of black jewelry was quite popular.

All pieces are reproductions made from originals in the collection of Carol Jensen and the late Kate John.
Historical Reproduction: Mid Nineteeth Century- around 1900.
Size: Approximately 2” width
Approximately 1” in height

All pins have a brass fastener.

Mourning Glories, 19th century reproduction jewelry, has been individually hand-molded from mid-19th century original brooches or belt buckles. The material used is modern polymer clay which imitates the dark, low-luster gutta percha, jet, and bog oak used for mourning jewelry in the 19th century.

Social etiquette and propriety dictated that a woman be in full mourning for one year and a day upon the death or her husband. Nothing but black, dull-finished clothing and black jewelry was to be worn. This was followed by another year of second mourning and yet another of half mourning with varying degrees of black, grey, and purple being deemed appropriate. With the tragedies of the Civil War, the occasions for mourning were vastly and sadly increased.

What is usually referred to as mourning jewelry today was not only a social necessity but quite fashionable as well. In 1861, England's Queen Victoria lost not only her mother, but her beloved husband prince Albert, within a few months. She went into mourning and stayed in mourning the rest of her life. Her subjects adopted the wearing of mourning jewelry out of respect for, and emulation of, their queen. It became fashionable to wear black jewelry, even when not in mourning. The trend quickly crossed the Atlantic Ocean to America, and for the remainder of the 19th century, the wearing of black jewelry was quite popular.

All pieces are reproductions made from originals in the collection of Carol Jensen and the late Kate John.

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MeadowBlossomGoods made this item with help from

  • Carol Jensen, Iron Ridge, WI
MeadowBlossomGoods made this item with help from:
  • Carol Jensen, Iron Ridge, WI

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