Antique Silver Casket Plaque: Mother
Large antique Victorian coffin plate, engraved with the word ‘Mother.’ Metal is lighter, likely silver-plated tin. When coffin plates began increasing in popularity, the practice of removing the plates from the coffin before burial became the trend as they were often removed by the loved ones to be kept as mementos of the deceased. This practice peaked in the late 19th century.
17.5cm x 8.2cm