To find a Georgian Paste Mourning Brooch in such excellent condition as this really is a rare thing indeed.
You have to appreciate the care and attention that this venerable piece of antique jewellery has received from its previous owners, as it really is pristine throughout. The Paste stones, in particular, are exemplary. Each individual hand-cut Paste is bright, clean and sparkly, and the original glass panel to the front and 9ct Rose Gold plate to the back tie the piece together in breathtaking style.
When you wear this brooch you're really wearing a link to the past. The precious lock of blonde hair held within was put there in memory of a person, just like you or I, who was living in a time now idolised in the works of novelists such as Henry Fielding and Jane Austen. It serves as a reminder to live our lives to the fullest and to remember our loved ones who have passed.
This piece also comes with an antique Parisian brooch box included so you can continue to keep it in wonderful condition for the decades and centuries to come.
Wear with pride!
ERA: Georgian (early 1800's)
MEASUREMENTS: The brooch measures 42mm wide by 27mm tall.
MATERIALS: Paste, 9ct Rose Gold, Silver, Metal pin.
HALLMARKS: None present
EXCELLENT: This Georgian Paste Mourning Brooch is in excellent antique condition. Aside from some very minor surface scratches to the glass panel it is perfect in every way. The Paste stones in particular have to be noted for the excellence of their condition . It truly is very, very rare to find Georgian Paste in such amazing shape. Truly a collector-quality item.