A charming Victorian mourning pin beautifully made in black onyx and seed pearls with embellishments in 14k.
The flower form is black onyx, it has a matte finish, the back is polished.
The carved flower is gently sculpted so the surface is slightly concave.
The center is embellished with sixteen small seed pearls and balled gold stamen, the center has a larger prong set pearl.
The stem is enameled in black, it is part of the gold back,
The gold back is riveted through the onyx, it closes with a riveted tube pin stem and a covered C catch.
Measures 1&3/8" by 7/8" which is the diameter of the onyx. Total weight is 4.8 grams.
Very well made and in excellent condition, no damage or visible wear. The onyx flower spins though it is securely attached to the finding and stem.
Unmarked, the gold tested 14k with acid, the pin stem is not gold.
A fine example of an antique mourning pin in a sweet flower design.
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