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Mourning Jewelry: MJ001

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"IN MEMORY OF" A LOVED ONE ( Victorian Mourning Jewelry Brooch ): A grand example of Mid-Victorian mourning jewelry. This gold-filled oval Victorian Brooch contains a palette-worked hair curl and floral motif on a milk glass background under beveled glass. Victorians were much enamored by the "language of flowers" so the use of a forget-me-not is both meaningful and appropriate for a mourning piece. The complex stacked mounting features an elaborate curved, scalloped bottom layer, a hollow gold-filled center piece with "In Memory Of" on a black enamel background and a double surround containing the Hair Work. The back has a long pin and C clasp. There is still a ring for a safety chain. An elaborate brooch with all the bells and whistles, c. 1850-80. Condition: Excellent. There is some solder repair work on the back setting and some wear to the gold fill back. 2 1/2" wide, 2" high, 1/2" thick.

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