Antique Georgian 22k Gold and Seed Pearl Mourning Brooch, Rock Crystal Locket
Antique Georgian 22k Gold and Seed Pearl Mourning Brooch, Hinged Rock Crystal Locket. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. Stunningly fine and early 22k gold mourning brooch with a 1.5 seed pearl surround, dating c. 1820-30, the work is magnificent on that small hinged locket within which gold monogram rests, backed by loose seed pearls. The locket has, I'm quite sure, rock crystal on both sides rather than glass. It has a very different look to it, and the 22k gold and high quality of construction would also suggest it. The locket would have originally held a plaiting or lock of hair, based on the type of item it is. Came to us with the interior filled with seed pearls, instead. Relatively simple to open it and remove those, insert your own memento. Deeper than most, the double-sided gold locket center is 3.8 in depth. Pin and c-clamp perfectly preserved, and seed pearls a lovely work against the typical matrix of mother of pearl, strung with fine horse hair in the original manner. Seed pearls signified the tears of the mourner. As you can see, these range in compliments of creamy pale to a silver and tan tint. Still highly pearlescent and range in size from 1mm to 3mm. Very good to excellent for age and type. The gold has been tested at a very high 22k, is without damage. Double convex high-polished rock crystal, or at least crystal rather than glass covers both sides of the locket center.
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_gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item "Antique Georgian 22k Gold and Seed Pearl Mourning Brooch, Rock Crystal Locket" is in sale since Wednesday, November 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Georgian, Pre-1837".
The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Crystal
- Featured Refinements: Georgian Brooch
- Age: 1820-1830
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- lot: No
- Signed?: Unsigned
- Style: Mourning
- Metal Purity: 22k
- Main Stone: Pearl
- Metal: Crystal
- Brand: Antique