Rare Antique Victorian 10K Gold Mourning Swivel Brooch with Picture & Hair. A large and most impressive antique mourning/sentimental swivel picture brooch. Crafted in solid 10ct gold, including the pin back and clasp the brooch features ornate gold repousse work.
The center of the brooch holds a swiveling picture frame showing a man (the deceased) on one side and beautifully braided hair on the other. Dating to the late Victorian era the brooch has a very sturdy long pin stem, t-hinge and c-clasp. Also has a loop that used to feature a safety pin and chain; can now be used as a pendant.
Despite its considerable age it is in the incredible condition that we can expect to see in fine jewelry of a particularly high quality - it could have been made yesterday! A superb example of desirable English antique mourning jewelry of the'grand period and highly collectible! Mourning jewelry was popular during the Georgian and Victorian times.It served as a touchstone to remember loved ones who had passed away. Mourning jewelry was predominately black, but not always.
This is a lovely example, tastefully decorated and not too over-embellished. MEASUREMENTS: 1 1/2 inches wide by 1 3/4 inches high.
HALLMARKS: None, acid tests as 10ct gold throughout. CONDITION: Very good, minor discoloration or wear to the gold.
The pin back and hinges are in perfect working order. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Mourning Jewelry". The seller is "quetzalpapalottl" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay, China, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.