A visually stunning, rare, 19th century solid silver mourning locket brooch.
The silver is unmarked as was often the case during the period; however it has been professionally jeweller tested.
As a long time collector of period mourning jewellery, I had never seen a brooch like this before. It has been exquisitely made by a skilled Victorian silversmith, showing all the 'pomp and circumstance' of an important mourning piece.
One is sufficiently impressed with the hugely elaborate front decor; it is then even more captivating to see the mourning locket back. Laid on a ribbed cream silk interior is a beautifully set Prince of Wales hair curl, complete with seed pearls and gold wiring. All immaculate with original glass.
The silver tube hinge, pin and 'c' catch are all original and in good working order.
Measurements: 1.9" by 1.5".
In good antique condition; please see all photographs.
Left uncleaned as preferred by many buyers.
Box shown in photos is for display ONLY and is NOT included in the sale.
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