ANTIQUE GEORGIAN PERIOD GOLD SEPIA MOURNING MINIATURE LOCKET BROOCH c1790
A wonderful quality antique English, solid 9 carat gold (tests thereabouts) brooch; finely made, and set with a gently rounded glass over a finely hand painted sepia mourning miniature, beautifully depicting a maiden placing a heart onto a flame-topped plinth, with a dove flying above.
A totally original Georgian period mourning brooch in fabulous condition...immensely collectable & wearable too!
CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Slightest signs of wear and very faint denting to back commensurate with age and use. Faintest scratching to glass & evidence of some ageing to contents - please see pictures.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1790. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 35 x 25 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. 7.6 grams.