Victorian 18ct Gold and Hairwork mourning brooch.
Victorian 18ct Gold and Hairwork mourning brooch.
Victorian 18ct Gold and Hairwork mourning brooch.
Victorian 18ct Gold and Hairwork mourning brooch.
Victorian 18ct Gold and Hairwork mourning brooch.
Victorian 18ct Gold and Hairwork mourning brooch.
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Victorian 18ct Gold and Hairwork mourning brooch.

A wonderful example of Victorian hair work mourning jewellery.

An ornately decorated 18ct gold oval frame surrounds a glass front locket holding a particularly finely worked hair plume memento in the form of an urn filled floral display on a plinth. In this most unusual piece, the hair has been arranged and secured to a backing material and then cut into the shapes to make up the feature.  The background is hand painted with extra scrolls and leaves.

The back has a glass panel suitable for holding a photograph. Circa 1860.

Condition good, small dents on back of gold mount.

Tests 18ct gold. Front and Back : glass Interior : hair.

Height:5cm

Width:4.5 cm Condition good, commensurate with age.

Weight : 15g

GBRo08