An elegant Victorian mourning pin beautifully made in black onyx, 14k and seed pearls.
The onyx is expertly carved and polished to a high shine.
Three embellishments in 14k are set with luminous seed pearls.
The findings are soldered onto a gold strip which is riveted into the drilled onyx in four places.
It measures 2&3/8" by 5/8" and .25" thick. The gold and pearl embellishments on the ends are .5" by 3/16", the center band curls around the round part of the bar, it is 1" long by 1/8".
Very well made with sharp, clean lines and finished to perfection.
Condition is excellent, very clean, white lines are glare off the shiny surface. The pin stem is wavy but works perfectly.
The pin has a hinged tube style finding and a wide C clasp that is closed on the end for safety.
Unmarked, the gold tested 14k with acid.
A fabulous example of a fine quality antique mourning pin c1880s.
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