ANTIQUE ENGLISH 9K GOLD PEARL & GARNET LYRE / COMET MOURNING STICKPIN c1830
An antique English, solid 9 carat gold (tests thereabouts) mourning stickpin; beautifully made, with a stylized head modeled as a lyre / comet, set with pearls and two foiled garnets surrounding a tiny glass locket. As usual, the pin itself is gilt metal for strength.
A beautiful, distinctive and highly wearable pin - would make a lovely ring!
CONDITION: Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Pin itself an old addition/replacement. Some surface wear to stones and glass.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1820/30's. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Overall almost 2 ¼ inches long, head 16 x 11 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. 2.2 grams.