1841 Enameled Gold Filled Victorian Double Window Mourning Brooch1841 Enameled Gold Filled Victorian Double Window Mourning Brooch1841 Enameled Gold Filled Victorian Double Window Mourning Brooch1841 Enameled Gold Filled Victorian Double Window Mourning Brooch1841 Enameled Gold Filled Victorian Double Window Mourning Brooch

Victorian Enameled Mourning Brooch

Period & Mfg Date: Early Victorian, mfg. circa 1841

Condition: Very Good, well loved (minor wear on gold filled edges)

Metal: Gold Filled Brass

Construction: Fabricated

Decoration: Enameled front, hand engraved inscriptions on back

Marks: no quality marks, tests to be gold filled

Total Weight: 15.3 grams

Size: ~ 37 x 29 mm

Additional Comments: This classic mourning brooch is very unusual in that it contains braided hair from two people. We've seen very similar enameled memorial brooches but none with the hinged door and separate compartment on the back.

The engraved inscription refers to Elizabeth Turner Butler, died Sept. 5th, 1832, age 55, and John Butler, died Sept.1, 1841, age 71. We can assume that these individuals were most likely man and wife and that the memorial brooch was made for a close relative, probably a child of the couple.

A great addition to any collection of Victorian, Mourning or hair jewelry.

ITEM ID
I-27849
ITEM SIZE
Large
TYPE
Fine
MATERIAL
Gold-filled, Enamel
STYLE
Mourning, Victorian
ITEM TYPE
Antique
COLOR
Gold

1841 Enameled Gold Filled Victorian Double Window Mourning Brooch

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