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

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Mourning jewelry14 of 25VICTORIAN Whitby jet pendant set with hand-painted porcelain plaque of a young boy portrait Vulcanite gold decorated locket/pendant
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Posted 4 years ago


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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, 4 years ago
    aghcollect thanks for your very quick loving and interest!
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    So delicate
  3. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 4 years ago
  4. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    AmberRose thanks for your comment and loving. Nice weekend!
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    DrFluffy thanks for your compliment and loving. I wish you a nice weekend!
  6. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    Newtimes thanks for loving. Ik wens je een fijn weekend!
  7. Newtimes Newtimes, 4 years ago
    Very nice brooch. As you say, very unusual.
    You have a very nice collection mourning jewelry!
  8. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years 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, 4 years ago
    Manikin thanks for loving
  10. davyd286, 4 years ago
    My guess on the date would be around 1850, maybe even a bit earlier.
  11. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    davyd286 thanks again! Did you see such kind of mourning brooch already??
  12. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    This is a beautiful piece. It seems to tell a story.
  13. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years 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, 4 years ago
    Hunter thanks for loving.

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