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This pendant commemorates the death of a ten-month old infant in 1798. It is inscribed on the reverse: ‘Henry Halsey Inft. aged 10 Mos. died 12th Jan 1798.’ and ‘Fond Parents grieve not for thy Infant Son Your God has called him and his Will be done.’ Henry was the first son of Henry Halsey of Henley Park, Pirbright, Surrey.

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  • Title: Mourning pendant
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1798
  • Location: England
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 4.9 cm, Width: 2.7 cm, Diameter: 1.1 cm
  • Provenance: Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein
  • Medium: Gold, enamel, pearl, ivory, glass

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