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
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