An unusual antique, early Victorian era mourning brooch.
This brooch has a large rectangular white opaline glass cabochon set with a small glazed oval panel housing a small piece of plaited brown hair.
The hairwork is surrounded by a decorative scrolling gold plated frame.
The rectangular frame is made from 9ct yellow gold and has four decorative support mounts, one is a replacement and is in a slightly different style to the other three.
It has a base metal pin and an c type clasp fastener which protrudes slightly from the brooch.
Good used condition overall, one replacement mount, light surface wear commensurate with age.
Unmarked tests as 9ct gold to the frame, English, c1860s
Weighs approx 12.34 grams
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