Antique Victorian Mourning Brooch, Hair Locket, 10k Gold and Kiln-fired EnamelAntique Victorian Mourning Brooch, Hair Locket, 10k Gold and Kiln-fired EnamelAntique Victorian Mourning Brooch, Hair Locket, 10k Gold and Kiln-fired EnamelAntique Victorian Mourning Brooch, Hair Locket, 10k Gold and Kiln-fired Enamel

Such a pretty work to the plaited white hair in this one, and know it was a very old person. Beautifully done, it's preserved as a token of love and mourning within this mid-Victorian brooch. Tests 10k gold. The work is elegant, the kiln-fired black enamel is superb. I love these old things! Cluster a group of them on a lapel of your jacket for a fun evening out and the conversation kicks! I have a friend who has collect quite a few and had a jeweler drill for gold ring to attach them to a fabulous charm bracelet. She's working now on a matching necklace. Even just collected in display - they're so precious.

Very good condition for age and type, the up side is lovely. A thick oval of glass is still clear and shows off the braid of hair like a basket weave of memories. A scratch or two on the black, not much, no chips. There is a tiny chip and a couple of scrapes to the cover glass - this one has been lovingly worn, a lot. There are some surface abrasion to the backside from wear, and perhaps the hinged in and c-clamp have been worked in a silver mount and in rose gold, or added. Wears beautifully and is 10k gold. It is 1" x 5/8" elaborately scrolled border work.

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ITEM ID
919hairbr2
ITEM SIZE
1" x 5/8"
ITEM TYPE
Antique
TYPE
Fine
MATERIAL
Gold, Hair, 10K Gold, Enamel
STYLE
Mourning, Victorian
COLOR
Black, Gold

Antique Victorian Mourning Brooch, Hair Locket, 10k Gold and Kiln-fired Enamel

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