ANTIQUE GEORGIAN 15K GOLD TURQUOISE FAMILY HAIR LOCKET MOURNING BROOCH c1830
An antique English, solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) mourning brooch; beautifully made, with a fine cannetille & filigree bezel set with lovely turquoise cabochons in floral settings, around a glass locket holding four individual plume-type hair mementos with a central heart motif, gilt-wire decoration, and engraved to the back with four sets of initials 'MS', 'JS', 'ES' & 'AS'.
A fabulous quality and extremely wearable Georgian mourning pin - very collectable too!
CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Slightest signs of detail wear commensurate with age and use. Tiny 'petal' missing to one flower setting, one or two others faintly dented. Locket contents a little disrupted, see pics.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1830. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 31 x 24 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. 5.7 grams.