This is an unusual antique Victorian period porcelain brooch depicting a clown such as Pierrot playing a guitar like stringed instrument. The simple bezel setting is gilded brass and has an old fashioned C clasp closure on back. The porcelain plaque is marked on the back G F. The fanciful instrument the clown is playing resembles a guitar but has 2 sound holes.
This brooch measures 2" x 1.375".
Condition is good. Under magnification I can detect only minimal wear to the figure.
The subject matter is quite uncommon in this form. The clown stands out well against the dark background.