ANTIQUE VICTORIAN Mourning Pin - Gold Filled, Carved Jet/Glass - Lily of the Valley Design
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AGE: C.1890 or so
ITEM: A lovely Antique Victorian pin of gold filled metal with carved jet (or black glass) florals along with black "buds". The floral spray is a combination of Lily of the Valley and Forget Me Nots - a definite sign that the piece is a mourning pin. Safety catch mechanism at the back that is a replacement for the original.
CONDITION: Pretty darn nice for its age. The largest pearl (sitting over the catch) is a pearl bead that the jeweler likely added to cover the solder that was needed to change the clasp. All the black flowers and buds appear to be intact with no breaks or chips. Catch works as it should.
METAL CONTENT: Gold Filled - Rolled Gold
HALLMARKS: None that I can spot.
SIZE: 1-5/8" x 9/16"
WEIGHT: 3.6 grams
FINAL COMMENTS: Delightful!
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