Very Early Portrait Brooch with Glass; Possibly Mourning

I have been in business for 30 years and have never seen a portrait brooch this large; it could hold photos of the whole family ! It could have possibly been a mourning brooch for a lost loved one, or maybe it was a sweetheart. I think it would be beautiful with a petit point bouquet inside. I'm not sure what the metal is; it was gilded at one time, but most of that is gone. The pin on the C clasp is bent, but sturdy. The brooch measures 3" x 2.5" and the glass is perfect. This piece would be awesome for a Civil War reenactor.

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Item ID: 106

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Goldtone, Size: 2.5" by 3"

$59 USD

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Abrams Antiques

Cathy Abrams, Ft. Walton Beach, FL   

30 Years of History, Mystery & Fun !!!!

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Member since 2011

I have been in business for 30 years and always enjoyed the history and the quality of antiques. Never a boring minute !!!


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