Antique Georgian Ouroboros mourning brooch, 9ct gold, Hairwork, Snake pin

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A sweet little antique Georgian era ouroboros mourning brooch or pin.

The Ouroboros is a depiction of a snake or serpent eating its own tail, creating a never ending cycle, the symbol of eternity.

They embody the sentiment of eternal love, remembering the loved one forever, they are one of the most recognised and oldest symbols of the everlasting and it was for this connection with eternity that meant they were often used in mourning jewellery.

This gorgeous little mourning brooch is crafted in 9ct gold, the front has a glazed central panel, enclosing a lock of plaited brown hair.

It has an old C type clasp and pin fastener, the pin protrudes slightly at the end.

Unmarked, tests as 9ct gold, late Georgian era c1800s.

Good used condition overall, signs of use and wear commensurate with age, slight bend in the end of pin.

Approx measurements:
0.61" width
0.96" height / length

Weighs approx 3.15 grams

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