ANTIQUE GEORGIAN 9K GOLD SEPIA MINIATURE MOURNING BROOCH c1780 ORIGINAL BOX
An antique English, solid 9 carat gold (tests thereabouts) mourning brooch; beautifully made, with a rounded glass holding a finely hand painted sepia miniature of a gentleman leaning against an urn-topped plinth, reading 'Requiescant In Cœlo' (Rest in Heaven), and a second glass to the back holding a hair memento. Housed in its original fitted box.
A lovely example...so collectible & wearable too!
CONDITION: All original and generally very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Hairline crack down panel - see pictures.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1780/90. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 37 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. 8.7 grams.