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Antique Georgian 1824 14K Mourning Pin with Hair of Napoleonic General Vansittart


Antique Georgian 1824 14K Mourning Pin with Hair of Napoleonic General Vansittart
Antique Georgian 1824 14K Mourning Pin with Hair of Napoleonic General Vansittart
Antique Georgian 1824 14K Mourning Pin with Hair of Napoleonic General Vansittart
Antique Georgian 1824 14K Mourning Pin with Hair of Napoleonic General Vansittart
Antique Georgian 1824 14K Mourning Pin with Hair of Napoleonic General Vansittart
Antique Georgian 1824 14K Mourning Pin with Hair of Napoleonic General Vansittart

Antique Georgian 1824 14K Mourning Pin with Hair of Napoleonic General Vansittart    Antique Georgian 1824 14K Mourning Pin with Hair of Napoleonic General Vansittart

This rare antique Georgian mourning brooch / pin in 14K yellow gold dates to the early 1820s. The materials are 14K gold, enamel, glass and human hair. It has C-catch, tube hinge, and extended piston.

The dimensions are 19.2mm (L) x 14.6mm (W) and it weighs 3.7 grams. The brooch contains a braided lock of brown hair enclosed within a glazed compartment. The frame contains the words: "IN MEMORY OF" in Old English Lettering, through black enamel. The frame also features a chisel-engraved floral outer border.

Engraved on the reverse: " General Vansittart Who Died 4 Feb'y 1824 Fri: Hodges". This is thus the hair of George Henry Vansittart (16 July 1768 - 4 February 1824) was an English army general during the Napoleonic Wars. His military career began in 1786, with a commission as ensign in the 19th foot. In 1801, he became lieutenant-colonel of the 68th foot, went with it to the West Indies, and was present at the capture of St Lucia in June 1803. On 25 September he was promoted major-general, and served on the staff in England from 1804 to 1806, and in Ireland from 1806 to 1810, when he became lieutenant-general (25 July). While in command of the Oxford district he received the degree of D. He had been given the colonelcy of the 12th reserve battalion on 9 July 1803, and was transferred to the 1st garrison battalion on 25 February 1805. He became general on 19 July 1821, and died on 4 February 1824. There is a portrait of him in uniform, by Sir George Hayter, at Bisham Abbey.

The brooch / pin is in excellent antique condition. There is no hallmark but the gold content has been confirmed through acid testing.

Please see photos for more details. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Mourning Jewelry". The seller is "huntlym" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  1. Material: Enamel
  2. Metal: Yellow Gold
  3. Metal Purity: 14k
  4. Main Stone: No Stone
  5. Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  6. Antique: Yes
  7. Era: Georgian (Pre-1837)
  8. Jewelry Department: Fine

Antique Georgian 1824 14K Mourning Pin with Hair of Napoleonic General Vansittart    Antique Georgian 1824 14K Mourning Pin with Hair of Napoleonic General Vansittart