Death Clock Sad Hour Pins & Mounts
Available in Antique Silver, Antique Copper
Approx 2.5 inches tall.
Clock hands move. (however, not a working clock)
Available with Pin Backing or Nut/Screw Backing (great for moounting!)
The Sad Hour plaque seems to be an extremely rare example, including a clock with hour and minute hands used to indicate time of death. Victorians were notoriously superstitious, and this style plaque likely stemmed from the tradition of stopping clocks at the time of death. They believed time stood still at the moment of passing, and a new existence would begin without time. If the clock was not stopped, the spirit of the deceased would remain to haunt the living. Also, if time was allowed to continue, bad luck would befall all who remained in the home.