Stunning Victorian Large Black Enamel Blonde Hair Curl Mourning Locket Brooch. A splendid large, Victorian gold backed, black enamel mourning brooch. The brooch case is richly black enamelled with central raised locket compartment and elaborate gold decor. There is a layer of gold to the back i. Gold backed as was typical during the period.
The locket case holds a lock/curl of blonde hair from the deceased and this stands out strikingly against the woven dark material it is laid upon. The hair display is safely protected by a thick glass.
The reverse has the original tube hinge, extended pin and period replacement'c' catch. All in good working order. Measurements: 2.25" wide by 1.75".In good antique condition; there is some surface disturbance/period repair? To enamel at bottom right but it does not detract from this magnificent piece... Also there are some scratches to the gold backing where someone has tested it.
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This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Mourning Jewellery". The seller is "darktallulah" and is located in this country: GB.
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