This beautiful late 18th century Georgian locket depicts a scene created with sepia and macerated hair on ivory of a woman as mother grieving next to the urn of her child as an angel reaches to comfort her. At the base of the urn is written "Heaven has in store what thou hast lost". The reverse features plaited hair in the centre with an urn overlaid cartouche for the deceased Sarah Earnshaw, who died on the 29th of March,1796 at the age of 14. A beautiful engraved border on each side frames the central works.
The pendant is set in decorated 12k gold and covered by convex glass. It measures 37.6mm tall without the ring x 22.5mm wide x 8mm thick and weighs approximately 5.8g. On the front, there is some loss to the painting and, on the reverse, there is a brooch wound where the hinge fitting was removed.
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