Rare mid-Victorian 10K yellow gold mourning brooch. With hair fashioned into flowers and leaves, 3 of the flowers decorated with a seed pearl center.(One seed pearl has become dislodged and is right of center). The hair is laid down strand by strand and built up to create a 3 dimensional design against a backdrop of gorgeous, highly iridescent mother of pearl. Mother of pest has been hand painted with additional leaf design. In a yellow gold case with engraved, black enamel border. Back is engraved with the initials ABM in hand done script.
C clasp back is base metal and appears original but may have had period repair. Extremely fine and rare piece of early mourning jewelry.
Some very light overall wear to the crystal. Back has some very small pinpoint impressions to metal.Very minor wear to enamel on the left side of the brooch. This is only noticeable upon close inspection. Measurements: 1 7/8 x 1 5/8. Our store came into existence August of 2013 after having managed antique malls on the West side of Los Angeles for over 20 years. We strive to accurately describe our items. We feature over 120+ dealers spaces and showcases. We are located at 1600 Lincoln Blvd. (cross street is Palms) in Venice, CA 90291. The item "Rare Victorian 10K Yellow Gold Hair Bouquet MOP Enamel Mourning Pin Brooch" is in sale since Friday, February 26, 2021.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Mourning Jewelry". The seller is "themartcollective1" and is located in Venice, California. This item can be shipped to United States.