Victorian Mourning Brooch, Pearl, 14K Gold, Black Enamel, Vintage Jewelry
An oval shaped Victorian mourning brooch finished in black enamel and featuring genuine pearls. A braid of hair is enclosed. The inscription translates as In Memory of and the back of the brooch is engraved Jane Guy with her date of death 9 Feb 1836. This is during the short reign of King William IV in England and is often considered as part of the Georgian period.
In very good vintage condition, only point to note is that the clasp has been replaced at some stage to a rollover c clasp.
Tests as 14K gold. Jewelry of this age is usually unhallmarked as much is hand made or made from remelted jewelry for special occasions. Sadly mourning was a normal activity due to the high mortality from disease. Pearls are genuine and now quite rare. Strand of hair.
The brooch weighs 6.2g and has a diameter of approx 1"
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