A great example of a nineteenth century English, Victorian mourning hatpin*. I love the stark simplicity of the graceful egg shape of the gunmetal top. Nice flat finish and long blackened steel shaft.
Total length is 11", the top is 1.75" with a 3.25" circumference around the center. Excellent condition, no damage and minimal wear. A beautiful and dramatic Victorian mourning hatpin.
*These hatpins were made after the death of Prince Albert in 1861, when Queen Victoria went into mourning for the next 25 years, with most of the nation following suit.
Item ID: 01hpegg
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