• Antique Victorian Gothic Black Enamel & Gold Plated Mourning Brooch
  • Antique Victorian Gothic Black Enamel & Gold Plated Mourning Brooch
  • Antique Victorian Gothic Black Enamel & Gold Plated Mourning Brooch
  • Antique Victorian Gothic Black Enamel & Gold Plated Mourning Brooch
  • Antique Victorian Gothic Black Enamel & Gold Plated Mourning Brooch
  • Antique Victorian Gothic Black Enamel & Gold Plated Mourning Brooch
  • Antique Victorian Gothic Black Enamel & Gold Plated Mourning Brooch
  • Antique Victorian Gothic Black Enamel & Gold Plated Mourning Brooch
  • Antique Victorian Gothic Black Enamel & Gold Plated Mourning Brooch
  • Antique Victorian Gothic Black Enamel & Gold Plated Mourning Brooch

VICTORIAN

Antique Victorian Gothic Black Enamel & Gold Plated Mourning Brooch

£140.00 GBP

Details

Antique Victorian Gothic brooch featuring shiny black enamel set into an ornate gold plated setting. In the centre of the locket is a glass panel with a beautiful piece of hair work secured inside. On the back of the locket has a stunning inscription reading, "James Shorter Died July 28th 1861 Aged 64. Ann Shorter died March 31st 1878 Aged 80." This piece is very special in design and history.

 

Mourning jewellery dates back to the 16th century, it became popular in the Victorian era when Prince Albert passed away when Queen Victoria went into mourning. The most interesting pieces of mourning jewellery include hair work, which was not necessarily from the deceased much of the hair was imported from Europe to keep up with demand. It was used to create a connection between a deceased loved one.

 

HALLMARKS

Tested, 9ct gold.

 

MEASUREMENTS

The brooch measures 4.7cm / 1.8" in length and 3.9cm / 1.5" in height. 

 

WEIGHT

27.74g

 

SKU

5384

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