A Victorian 9ct Gold Cased Onyx Cameo Mourning Brooch. Circa 1850.A Victorian 9ct Gold Cased Onyx Cameo Mourning Brooch. Circa 1850.A Victorian 9ct Gold Cased Onyx Cameo Mourning Brooch. Circa 1850.A Victorian 9ct Gold Cased Onyx Cameo Mourning Brooch. Circa 1850.

A Victorian mourning brooch. The obverse set with an onyx cameo carved with forget-me-nots, surrounded by black enamel, the whole set in a 9ct gold cased frame. The reverse set with a glass locket containing plaited hair. With later attached safety chain. Circa 1850. Measurements, north to south 1 1/4", west to east 1 5/8". Condition, good, a split to the gold case at the pin hinge, and a very small chip to the black enamel. The gold casing has been acid tested as 9ct gold ( gold casing was a technique popular in the manufacture of this type of brooch, where a gold sheet was applied to a base metal core )An interesting mourning brooch,set with a good onyx cameo.

Item ID: 906


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Multicoloured., Size: 1 1/4" by 1 5/8".

A Victorian 9ct Gold Cased Onyx Cameo Mourning Brooch. Circa 1850.

£135 GBP   ~ $191 USD

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