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Antique Georgian mourning brooch, 9ct gold, hairwork, Black and White enamel

Antique Georgian mourning brooch, 9ct gold, hairwork, Black and White enamel

Regular price £449.00 GBP
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A beautiful antique Georgian era mourning brooch or pin.

A small sized brooch but packed with beautiful details and full of sentiment.

Crafted in rich 9ct yellow gold, it has a central glazed panel containing a lock of plaited blonde hair with brown streaks, the glazed panel is framed with a rich 18ct yellow gold millegrain border.

The brooch is enamelled in black with a slim white enamel outer border, the inner border reads: Sacred to the memory of a departed friend.

The verso is engraved with a personal inscription: Jn " Carter Ob Nov 8th 1810 Ae 70.

It has an old C type clasp and pin fastener, this has a repair with soft solder visible on the pin.

Condition:
Good used condition overall, tiny chip to the onyx, some surface wear commensurate with age, a few tiny nicks to the enamel, repair to the pin.

Unmarked tests as 9ct gold with an 18ct gold millegrain frame.

English make early 1800s, Georgian era.

Approx measurements:
0.90" width
0.65" height / length
Weighs approx 4.25 grams

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