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Antique Georgian Black Enamel and Gold Hair Art Mourning Brooch or Pin



A fine Georgian gold and enamel hair art mourning pin. With blonde braided hair set behind glass in a worked gold and black enamel setting. The dedication on the reverse reads: "In Memory of an affectionate Brother Died Jan 2nd, 1824 Aged 36". In the Georgian and Victorian eras, woven hair art was used to memorialize a departed loved one or given as a keepsake memorial for a loved one in their absence. This pin clearly kept a dear brother in an intimate proximity. The gold tests as 10k and is possibly 12K (as many of these early pieces are.) Length: ca. 22 mm Width: ca. 16mm Items purchased from this dealer must delight you. Purchases may be returned for any reason for a period of 7 days.


  • Metal
    10k Gold
  • Weight
    4.8 g
  • Dimensions
    Width: 0.63 in (16 mm)Length: 0.87 in (22 mm)
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. With a small amount of discoloration at edges of glass, some enamel loss at borders, some very light edge wear, some fine and light surface scratches and other signs of light wear consistent with age.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU84936942961

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