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Antique Georgian Gold and Enamel Hair Mourning Brooch for Issac Shakespeare

$1,500

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A fine Georgian gold and enamel hair art mourning pin. Memorializing Isaac Shakespeare (possibly a William Shakespeare descendent). With braided hair behind glass in a worked gold setting with a black enamel band. The enamel band has gold lettering that reads: IN MEMORY OF *. The dedication on the reverse reads: Issac Shakespeare Died 14th, May 1827 Aged 61 Years. 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. The gold tests at 14k and is quite possibly 15K (as many of these early pieces are). Length: ca. 21 mm Width: ca. 17 mm Items purchased from this dealer must delight you. Purchases may be returned for any reason for a period of 7 days.

Details

  • Metal
    14k Gold
  • Weight
    5.7 g
  • Dimensions
    Width: 17 in (431.8 mm)Length: 21 in (533.4 mm)
  • Style
    Georgian
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
    1820-1829
  • Date of Manufacture
    1820s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. With a replaced C clasp, some losses to the enamel and minor fritting to the glass, With some 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: LU84936942971

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