This incredibly rare 18ct Gold mourning hat pin is a splendid antique piece full of character! Featuring beautifully woven ashy blonde hair, it's evident that a substantial amount of time and energy was invested into the making of this hat pin, and it shows!
The 18ct Gold has a wonderful lustre, and has been sculpted perfectly around the hair to keep it secure. Whilst she has been used as a hat pin in her previous life, you could quite easily attach her onto the lapel of your blazer or a shirt and wear her that way instead! Whatever you choose, this is a one-of-a-kind piece which is sure to make an avid collector very happy!
ERA: Victorian c.1840-1850.
MEASUREMENTS: Hat pin is 86.9m long end to end.
Pin head is 17mm in diameter.
Pin itself is 67.6mm long.
MATERIALS: 18ct Gold Sphere, Solid 15ct Gold pin, Hair.
HALLMARKS: None present, sphere tested as 18ct Gold with 15ct Gold pin
EXCELLENT. This rare mourning hat pin is in excellent condition! The pin is straight and sturdy, and the 18ct Gold sphere is has stood the test of time- having remained perfect! The hair inside the Golden dome has not moved at all, so you can rest assured that this piece is in her original state- which is incredible when you consider her age!