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Mourning Jewelry

ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 9K GOLD BLACK ENAMEL PEARL & DIAMOND MOURNING BROOCH c1880

615.00

A larger-scale antique English, solid 9 carat gold (tests thereabouts) mourning brooch; finely made, with a lower drop section, and all decorated with black enamelling and split pearl & tiny diamond motifs. Of heavy duty hollow construction, typical of the period in which it was made.

Most distinctive, high quality & so collectable...wearable too!

CONDITION: Very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age & use, a few nicks/scratches to enamel. Some wear to pearls, a few old replacements? Will originally have had a glass locket to the back, now missing. A few old file test marks visible.

DATE/MARKS: Around 1870/80. Not marked.

DIMENSIONS: 53 x 64 mm overall (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.

WEIGHT: Approx. 19.4 grams.

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