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A Brief History of Mourning & Sentimental Jewelry by Sarah Nehama

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241 Melbourne Street

North Adelaide, SA 5006

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This presentation will cover the history of mourning jewellery from the mid-17th century to the early 20th century and examine its place in society, primarily in England and America, but with examples from Australia, France, and Germany also shown. Connections to memento mori and sentimental jewellery (matrimonial, friendship, and other tokens of esteem) will be explained, and Sarah will show a variety of styles found within the genre such as rococo, neoclassical, Regency, and Gothic revival. Sarah will also present examples of different materials common throughout the history of mourning jewellery including hair, enamel, gemstones, painted portrait miniatures, and photographs. Finally, she will discuss some of the reasons why a 250-year mourning jewellery industry fell out of favor at the turn of the 20th century and some of the common misconceptions about mourning jewellery that exist today.

Where: The David Roche Foundation House Museum
241 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide SA 5006
Limited parking available onsite

When: Thursday 28 September 2017
@ 6.00 PM. Duration: 1.5 hours

Cost: $25 (including a glass of wine)

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