An Early Victorian Mourning Brooch. Circa 1841.An Early Victorian Mourning Brooch. Circa 1841.An Early Victorian Mourning Brooch. Circa 1841.An Early Victorian Mourning Brooch. Circa 1841.An Early Victorian Mourning Brooch. Circa 1841.An Early Victorian Mourning Brooch. Circa 1841.

An early Victorian mourning brooch. Made of 9ct cased gold. The obverse decorated in black champleve enamel with the words 'IN MEMORY OF ' flanking an onyx ' forget me not ' cameo surrounded by seed pearls. Repousse chased scroll work frame. The reverse set a glazed compartment containing hair and engraved with the inscription; James Edwards Obt 17 Mar: 1841 Aet 46. Measurements, length ( just over) 1 3/4" ( 4.5 cm ), width 1 3/8" ( 3.5 cm ), depth ( about ) 1/2" ( 1.2 cm ). Of the cameo 3/4" ( 1.9 cm ) by 7/16" ( 1.1 cm ). Condition, Good. There is a lose to the reverse of the casing behind the hinge plate which extends as a split to the corner of the frame ( see photograph ). The glass over the hair is cracked ( though stable ). The cameo has a lose to one of the petals of the smaller 'forget me not' and a lose to the end of one of the leaves. The gold casing has been acid tested as 9ct gold. A good decorative example of a popular type of 1830s -40s mourning brooch decorated with repousse work an onyx 'forget me not' cameo and black champleve enamel.

Item ID: 1170


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Gold & black., Size: 1 3/4" by 1 3/8".

An Early Victorian Mourning Brooch. Circa 1841.

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