Antique Georgian Early 1800's Woven Hair Gold over Silver Memorial Brooch with Faceted Paste Stones.
Incredible piece from the Georgian era comprised of an oval sterling silver Memorial Brooch set with a beloveds tightly woven hair.... in a gold bezel under beveled glass in the center of the brooch. The frame of the brooch is prong set with ten good size round and cushion shape faceted paste stones....all slightly different in size.....alternating with round flat bead detail. The paste stones are alive and sparking which the camera finds difficult to capture. The back of the brooch is gold with a simple c-clasp closure.
Brooch is unsigned. Gold (9ct) over silver.
Brooch measures 1-5/8 inches wide by 1-1/2 inches high. Paste stones measure 6-7 millimeters in size.
There is a tiny nick in the glass compartment cover. One of the paste stones displays an interior crack but is stable.
Antique condition is commensurate with age (very good) for a 200 year old piece. Keepsake!
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