ANTIQUE GEORGIAN 15K GOLD SEPIA MINIATURE MOURNING BROOCH c1790 MAIDEN & DOG
An antique English, solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) navette-shaped brooch; set with a row of seed pearls surrounding a gently rounded glass, holding a finely hand painted sepia mourning miniature depicting a sorrowful maiden, with a dog at her feet (symbolising fidelity / lasting love).
A wonderfully collectable, Georgian period mourning pin...wearable too!
CONDITION: All original and generally good. Some signs of wear to locket contents commensurate with age and use - some crazing and slight loss to sepia, please see pictures. Pin clasp an old replacement - of no consequence.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1780/90. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 32 x 21 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. 5.1 grams.