Exceptional Mourning Hair Brooch W/Tintype Picture

Offered is an impressive piece of memorial jewelry, a large and imposing brooch which swivels in its frame to display on one side hair arranged beautifully, and on the other side a tintype picture of a young man. The frame is large and intricate; on the picture side is a long pin with a classic C clasp. The hair is held together at the bottom with a band of tiny seed pearls, swept up in arches and curled at the ends, and further adorned with slender gold threads. The entire pin is 2 1/4 inches long and 2 inches wide. The metal is not marked so is probably gold plated or gold filled. Upon extending the closure pin, the inside frame holding the glass covered hair and picture swivels so that either side can be worn on the front. It is a lovely and unique piece dating at least to the mid 19th century.

Item ID: 731


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: gold, Size: large

Exceptional Mourning Hair Brooch W/Tintype Picture

Exceptional Mourning Hair Brooch W/Tintype Picture
Exceptional Mourning Hair Brooch W/Tintype Picture
Exceptional Mourning Hair Brooch W/Tintype Picture
Exceptional Mourning Hair Brooch W/Tintype Picture

Offered is an impressive piece of memorial jewelry, a large and imposing brooch which swivels in its frame to display on one side hair arranged beautifully, and on the other side a tintype picture of a young man. The frame is large and intricate; on the picture side is a long pin with a classic C clasp. The hair is held together at the bottom with a band of tiny seed pearls, swept up in arches and curled at the ends, and further adorned with slender gold threads. The entire pin is 2 1/4 inches long and 2 inches wide. The metal is not marked so is probably gold plated or gold filled. Upon extending the closure pin, the inside frame holding the glass covered hair and picture swivels so that either side can be worn on the front. It is a lovely and unique piece dating at least to the mid 19th century.

Item ID: 731


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: gold, Size: large

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