Posted 5 years ago
These are the sellers photos, my friend has the brooch in the U.K. I shall update when I'm in the U.K. In November.
The brooch is a Mourning brooch which swivels from the photo of the gypsy girl to the hair.
I've asked my friend to tap the painting and it is porcelian. I bought the brooch because I'm really interested in the painting of the girl, as I've seen the same or similar paintings many times on pendants and brooches. There are superficial stratches to the painting and some very sloppy soldering work, any ideas kyra.
The hinge and clasp in my opinion are Victorian and I'm guessing the brooch is from the 1870s, I don't know when mourning brooches became unpopular. I've no idea of metal, it could be gold but probably gold on silver or pinchbeck or even base metal. I also have no idea of the country of origin.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks for looking