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Georgian Silver Paste Mourning Star Brooch, April 13th 1823

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SKU: X3615

Description:

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This Georgian Silver Paste mourning star brooch is a true antique treasure! Complete with crisp white Paste gemstones, this is a special piece created to commemorate the life of John Stanger who died in 1823.

Mourning jewellery was used during both the Georgian and Victorian period as a way to remember loved ones. Taking many forms, this brooch is just one example of the beauty there can be in what some may view as dark and macabre pieces. This brooch also has a 9ct Gold jump ring, allowing you to wear it as a pendant too.

Mourning jewellery is charming and curious, not to mention absolutely beautiful in nature; wear this piece with a Gold chain or on the lapel of your blazer and have a truly unique piece in your collection.

Item Details:

ERA: Georgian, c.1823.

MEASUREMENTS: Brooch is 25.5mm long x 24mm wide.
Paste graduates from 2mm to 3mm in diameter.
Hair panel is 8.5mm long x 6mm wide.
Weight: 5g.

MATERIALS: Tests as 9ct Gold with Sterling Silver settings, metal pin, clasp and hinge, 9ct Gold jump ring, Paste, Glass, Woven Hair.

STAMPS & HALLMARKS: None present.

PACKAGING: Your order will be gift-wrapped free of charge in a Lillicoco cardboard box made from recycled materials, tied with a ribbon.

Condition:

VERY GOOD. This Georgian Silver Paste mourning brooch is in beautiful condition, especially when considering her grand age. The back of the piece has kept its engravings impeccably well, alongside its Gold backing. The Paste gemstones are all secure and have a gorgeous sparkle to them, and haven't lost their brightness over the years. The centre of the piece features finely woven hair which seemingly hasn't moved over the centuries. This antique mourning brooch has kept incredibly over its 200-year lifespan!

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