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Mourning Jewelry: MJ110

ACCEPT THIS HAND OF SUPPORT ( Victorian Mourning Jewelry Vulcanite Hand Brooch / Pin ): How the Victorians loved the “hand” brooch! This brooch is a very large Vulcanite hand – expressing support, love and remembrance. (c. 1870-80) Hands were common motifs in jewelry, lithography and cemetery iconography. Many of these hand brooches carried floral tributes, but this rare simple hand expresses support for a friend or loved one. The fingers seem almost relaxed, giving the impression of gentle comfort. The dainty fingernails, as well as the knuckles, of each finger are well defined. (This is by far the largest hand brooch I have ever had.) The deeply set C clasp and pin stem appear original. This superb and eye-catching example of the “passion for hands” will touch your heart.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 2 1/4" long 1 1/8” wide, 5/8” deep.

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