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Mourning Jewelry: MJ172

SWEET PLEDGE OF REMEMBRANCE ( Antique Victorian Mourning Jewelry Hair Brooch / Pin ): You will see lots of tubular hairwork designs but this brooch is quite unusual. (c. 1860-80) It may have been a sentimental token or a memorial piece. It has a certain playfulness that says to me “sentimental” sharing. This brown table worked four layer looped design is dressed with tiny gold caps and four golden bars used to hold the shape in place. Sitting three tiers high, this oblong brooch is accented with a golden forget-me-not blossom holding a pearl at its center, reminding all who admire this hair brooch that the forget-me-not adornment signals “remembrance”. There is a very nice curved back plate holding the four golden bars and the original long pin stem with its C clasp. Notice how plump the loops are – yet it is all worked in a small space. A true pledge of remembrance that calls from the past.

Condition: Very good. There is a tiny bit of loss in one of the two short loops beneath the flower petals. Always handle open hairwork with care.
Size: 2” long, 7/8” high, 5/8” deep.

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