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Georgian jewelry16 of 28Early 1800's Micro Mosaic Brooch  depicting mythological figure of Persephone.Micro Mosaic 18K yellow gold brooch ;  "My private dancer"
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    Posted 8 years ago

    Agram.m
    (720 items)

    This little silver mourning brooch was probably made from earrings as you can easily see on the little holes in the top of each part.
    There was made a sepia drawing of an urn of the deceased (RK) with branches of hair.
    I admire this kind of jewelry because they are made with a lot of patience and often also with love. I'v read in the data of the past about mourning jewelry, these were often created by family or friends of the deceased. The reason was that professionals used not the hair from the deceased given by the family but in practice they used frequently the wrong color of hair, so someone else's hair was used. Therefore often relatives were advised to make there own creation for their mourning jewel. So a lot of women made them at home with a book as quide. Therefore there exists books about this subject. I don't know who was this deceased (RK) and I also not know in what period this jewel was made, I think Victorian. But in any case it is a sweet little jewel. Maybe someone has an idea about the period??

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    1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 8 years ago
      Wonderful brooch, and so is your description, Agram.m!
    2. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      miKKoChristmas11 thanks for your kind word and thanks all fellow collectors for loving this brooch.
    3. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      Scottvez thanks for loving
    4. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      vetraio50 thanks for loving
    5. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      Thanks Hedgewalker and AR8Jason for loving and sharing.
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      Spidermomma77 thanks for loving.
    7. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      AR8Jason thanks for loving.
    8. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      Hi BELLIN68 thanks for comment and loving.

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