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brooch; oval brass mourning brooch decorated with 12 oval faceted black paste gems (imitation jet) surrounding an oval gem and the whole brroch is encrusted with tiny round paste gems.

MANU [C.] Packer [& Co.] This is part of the collection of jewellery associated with the estate of James McNeill Whistler. The exact ownership of this piece has not yet been established, but it may have been owned by Beatrice Whistler and her family or the Whistler family.
Birnie Philip Bequest 1958.