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Victorian Black Enamel Mourning Brooch "IN MEMORY OF" C.1873

SKU: 3286
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This Victorian black Enamel mourning brooch is one of the loveliest pieces of sentimental jewellery.

An ornate rolled 9ct Gold design borders a hand painted black enamel with the message saying "in memory of" in fine Gold delicate script. There is a lock of hair at this brooches centre which was the height of fashion in mid-Victorian era, in this case 1873! 

"Charlotte Jane Downing Kendall died Dec 28th 1873 aged 12 years and 9 months" is inscribed on the back panel of this brooch which is solid 14ct Gold. 

This brooch should be worn with pride and love as it is such a beautiful statement. You can wear as a brooch on your coat lapel or you could add your favourite antique Gold chain and where as a stunning necklace!

Item Details: 

ERA:  Victorian c.1873

MEASUREMENTS: The brooch is 33mm wide x 28mm long x 5mm deep.
Weight: 7.9g

MATERIALS:  Black Enamel, 14ct Gold panel, 9ct Gold, 9ct Gold cased, Hair.

HALLMARKS:  None present, tested as Gold cased an 14ct Gold panel


GOOD: This Victorian black enamel mourning brooch is in a beautiful condition. The rolled Gold is well designed and looks wonderful. The black enamel is a strong jet black colour with perfectly hand painted scroll which has lasted very well without fading over time. It looks like a panel of Gold (14ct) was fused over the back to allow a family to re-purpose the brooch and use it to mourn the memory of young Charlotte. The stick pin clasp works perfectly and is also capable of being a pendant as there is a jump ring so you can add your chain with the utmost ease!


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This item will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a Lillicoco presentation box, tied up with a pink ribbon. You’ll also receive a handwritten information booklet and free polishing cloth too!

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