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Mourning Jewelry: MJ026

TRUE BLUE ( Victorian Mourning Jewelry Brooch ): Enamel dominates this striking Mid-Victorian Hair Brooch (1840 - 1860). With such a vibrant cobalt blue guilloche engraved design under the translucent enamel, I would say that this brooch is more likely to be a Sentimental piece, rather than a Mourning Jewelry Memento. A lovely chased high embossed gold scroll mounting surrounds the enamel. Delicate chasing decorates the framed center oval containing braided ash blonde hair under beveled glass. These pieces were most frequently gold-filled or low carat gold. The flat back of this Antique Hair Brooch retains its original C clasp and elongated pin stem. Jewel tone blue is the perfect compliment to your contemporary wardrobe. Something old, something new and remember to add something blue!

Condition: Excellent. No enamel damage and no surface cracks or chips to the glass. Small spot of wear on the back side.
Size: Total brooch 1 3/4” wide, 1 1/2” high. Hair compartment 1” wide, 5/8” high.

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