Antique Victorian Mourning Brooch White Enamel 9ct Gold

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A beautifully preserved antique Victorian mourning brooch from the mid 19th Century. The piece features a display of plaited blonde hair behind a glass window and is set in in an ornate 9ct gold frame with exquisite, scrolling patterning, highlighted in white enamel.

Mourning jewellery was worn in remembrance of a deceased loved one and sometimes contained a lock of their hair so that a piece of them was always kept close to the wearer.  White enamel was often used to represent purity and innocence and suggests it was made in remembrance of a beloved child. 

It was clearly very dear to its original owner and deserves to be treasured once more. 

Weighs: 11.9 grams

Measures: 35mm across x 28mm down

Age: Victorian. (Circa 1850 – 1870)

Condition: Excellent

ITEM NUMBER: 9521