Posted 12 years ago
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.
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