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    Posted 9 years ago

    scottvez
    (934 items)

    This Civil War era mourning brooch measures about 2" X 1 1/2" with a small image of a Confederate Officer in the center.

    The Confederate officer is wearing a standard Confederate double breasted frock coat. The two hash marks, rank of a 1st Lieutenant, can be seen on the right of his collar. He has a large goatee that hides the other side of the collar, but it should have the same insignia.

    The large beveled glass over the image is severely scratched and makes photographing a little tough. The image itself appears to be in excellent condition.

    The brooch has seen better days. There is damaged to the front black enamel and the pinback looks to have been originally top to bottom and then resoldered after a break.

    Reproduction of these images in any form is not authorized.

    scott

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    Comments

    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Thought it was Nathan Bedford Forrest at 1st. A real look-alike.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      I agree, the beard/ goatee is similar to what Forrest wore.

      scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks harborguy and vetraio.

      scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking walksoftly.

      scott
    5. Newtimes Newtimes, 9 years ago
      I like the 'rustic' look of it :-)
    6. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Not me!

      I'd prefer the brooch itself was pristine. The glass scratches give the false impression that the image itself is damaged.

      As with anything condition determines value. This has a fairly good value in present condition, but in pristine condition I could add even more.

      scott
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Glass can be polished. Be a tedious job but can be done. If there is an optical lab in your area that does special lenses, they would surely give you a few of the diff. grades compound. (As a teen, I worked in an optical lab). Main problem is keeping off of the silver.
    8. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the idea-- I'll look into it.

      scott
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Glass is no really as hard as most people think. Of course since you do not have a form or saddle of the right curvature, it will be a bit wavy but I'm sure it was originally.
      Bon chance.
    10. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      I am going to leave as is for now but thanks again for the input.

      scott
    11. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks packrat and marc.

      scott
    12. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks petey and bratjdd.

      scott
    13. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking antiquesareamazing.

      scott
    14. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks pw and packrat.

      scott
    15. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking tubber.

      scott
    16. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks official, marc, mikko and musik!

      scott
    17. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking bratjdd!

      scott
    18. STLCardinals, 9 years ago
      Mourning broaches traditionally have hair of the deceased somewhere on or within the broach. Will you confirm if that is what the dark material is surrounding picture section of the broach?
    19. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      No hair on the front.

      Go Braves!

      scott
    20. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks bellin-- hope you had a good weekend!

      scott
    21. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks antiquesareamazing.

      scott
    22. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking official!

      scott
    23. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Recent post of another Confederate image:

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/82702-civil-war-confederate-2nd-lt-tintype#comment-307387

      scott
    24. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks tom and tlmbaran.

      scott
    25. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks again for looking p...!

      scott
    26. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks pat!

      scott
    27. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking carolyn-- check my other postings for several more Civil War images (Union and Confederate).

      scott

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