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Antique Rose Gold 14ct Mother-on-pearl Mourning Pin/Brooch

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Posted 12 months ago

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Agram.m
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Today I have the idea to show you something special namely this mourning brooch although in my opinion. To see depicted an altar in pearl with candle, a canopy, flowers and twigs. On the canopy seem, looking through a magnifier, two birds on both sides. The oval picture behind glass, is bordered by a rim of small pearls. The front edge of the brooch is nicely decorated with very little "sparklers" and the mounting is 14ct (Dutch carat) rose gold. The back pin and c-clasp is vermeil either gold over silver.
The brooch can probably open because there is a kind of groove in the edge but I dare not good to try because I'm afraid something damaging. The brooch has, seen from the side, also a special form wide at both ends and small in the middle section.
The last photo I show you some of my mourning pieces.
All in all I've never seen such a piece. I either don't know dating.
Who can tell me more or any suggestions?

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  1. Agram.m Agram.m, 12 months ago
    aghcollect thanks for your very quick loving and interest!
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 12 months ago
    So delicate
  3. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 12 months ago
    Beautiful.
  4. Agram.m Agram.m, 12 months ago
    AmberRose thanks for your comment and loving. Nice weekend!
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 12 months ago
    DrFluffy thanks for your compliment and loving. I wish you a nice weekend!
  6. Agram.m Agram.m, 12 months ago
    Newtimes thanks for loving. Ik wens je een fijn weekend!
  7. Newtimes Newtimes, 12 months ago
    Very nice brooch. As you say, very unusual.
    You have a very nice collection mourning jewelry!
  8. Agram.m Agram.m, 12 months ago
    Newtimes thanks for your nice comment and loving. Mourning jewelry intrigues me I do not know why. Maybe because I want to know who the deceased was and how their life has expired. The history of jewelry and the man behind the jewelry.
  9. Agram.m Agram.m, 12 months ago
    Manikin thanks for loving
  10. davyd286, 12 months ago
    My guess on the date would be around 1850, maybe even a bit earlier.
  11. Agram.m Agram.m, 12 months ago
    davyd286 thanks again! Did you see such kind of mourning brooch already??
  12. freiheit freiheit, 12 months ago
    This is a beautiful piece. It seems to tell a story.
  13. Agram.m Agram.m, 12 months ago
    freiheit thanks for your nice compliment and loving. Indeed there is a story but which one, it's a pity that I don't know !
  14. Agram.m Agram.m, 11 months ago
    Hunter thanks for loving.

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