Victorian Mourning Brooch - Hair

This sweet brooch has a beautifully designed mount for a loved ones hair. We can't begin to imagine the patience it took to weave the tiny strands into a small mat to frame! But trust the Victorian ladies to turn an interest in nature and art into a beloved memento of a dearly departed loved one! Photography was still "new" and very expensive, so a locket of hair worn close to the heart was a popular sentiment of love.

The oval beveled glass shows off the delicate contents. The mount is yellow unmarked gold. We believe it to be gold-filled, which is quite appropriate for the age of this piece and for the era in which it was a popular adornment. The clasp is an early "C" clasp which is attached to the mounting by a tube or "T" hinge.

Circa early to mid 1800's

1.5 x 1 1/8" (3.8 x 2.8 cm)

Item ID: J-082812-01

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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: gold, Size: 1.5 x 1 1/8"

$149 USD

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