Antique Fine Mourning

WONDERFUL ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD MOURNING URN CHARM PENDANT c1780


WONDERFUL ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD MOURNING URN CHARM PENDANT c1780
WONDERFUL ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD MOURNING URN CHARM PENDANT c1780
WONDERFUL ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD MOURNING URN CHARM PENDANT c1780
WONDERFUL ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD MOURNING URN CHARM PENDANT c1780
WONDERFUL ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD MOURNING URN CHARM PENDANT c1780
WONDERFUL ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD MOURNING URN CHARM PENDANT c1780

WONDERFUL ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD MOURNING URN CHARM PENDANT c1780    WONDERFUL ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD MOURNING URN CHARM PENDANT c1780
The most wonderful, tiny Georgian period mourning charm! Made of solid 9 carat gold throughout, every aspect of this piece is focused on symbolism and its intended purpose of lamenting the death of a loved one. Its modelled as a urn, symbolic of loss and as an offering to the heavens. Set to the handles and base are foiled, flat-topped natural garnets alternating with seed pearls - both typically seen in mourning jewellery and here creating a strong contrast for the subtle decoration they add. But the main event here is of course the tiny glazed locket compartment, untouched for at least two and a half centuries.

Beneath its rounded glass lies a celebrated ornate urn offering, flanked by ferns and topped by a dove - symbolic of the spirit being released to freedom. All of these features are breathtakingly finely hand crafted in microscopic scale from cut lengths of hair, with detail added using gold wire and sepia paint. Rarely do you see such fine work anywhere near this tiny scale, and even less often multiple colours and textures of hair used.

The bird, urn and ground are portrayed in 3d relief, giving the image a sense of life and realism against its focused, monochrome background. It dates from around 1780 and is in very unusually fine condition throughout, with no loss and only two tiny sections loose within the locket.

It weighs 1.7 grams and measures 23 x 15 mm, excluding the hanging ring. What's more, I offer layaway deals so there's no need to let any of my listings slip through your fingers - just ask! For security all items are stored in a bank's safe deposit box and sent fully insured for peace of mind. The item "WONDERFUL ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD MOURNING URN CHARM PENDANT c1780" is in sale since Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Georgian, Pre-1837". The seller is "victoriousantiquejewellery" and is located in Sale. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  1. Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  2. Metal Purity: 9k
  3. Metal: Yellow Gold
  4. Brand: Antique
  5. lot: No
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    WONDERFUL ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD MOURNING URN CHARM PENDANT c1780    WONDERFUL ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD MOURNING URN CHARM PENDANT c1780