ANTIQUE ENGLISH GEORGIAN 15K GOLD TURQUOISE PADLOCK MOURNING BROOCH c1820
An antique English, solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) sentimental brooch; beautifully modelled as a padlock, with two 'heart' drops, fine cannetille construction and set with natural turquoise cabochons surrounding a glass locket holding a woven hair memento.
A lovely quality Georgian mourning brooch...immensely collectable & wearable too!
CONDITION: Generally very good. Slight signs of cannetille wear and tarnish in places commensurate with age and use. One drop possibly an old replacement? -lighter in colour and hangs slightly askew, easily adjusted. Disparity in turquoise colours natural and perfectly normal.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1820/30. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 29 x 23 mm excl. drops (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 6.2 grams.