ANTIQUE ENGLISH 15K GOLD FLOWER HAIR LOCKET MOURNING STICKPIN c1840
An antique English, solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) mourning stickpin; beautifully made, its head modelled as a stylised flower, with a tiny paste to the centre, and three glazed locket compartment 'petals' containing old hair mementos.
A distinctive and very high quality stickpin... extremely collectable!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Pin itself appears an old replacement. Slight signs of wear and slight rubbing to glass commensurate with age and use.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1840. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Overall 2 ½ inches long, head 13 x 8 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 1.8 grams unboxed.