Today we are delighted to offer for sale an original and authentic antique 1800s Victorian mourning hair, gold fill, and pearl brooch! This exquisite brooch/hair pin features a gold fill setting encrusted with minute seed pearls, forming a double row frame that encases the beveled glass-topped center medallion of the brooch. The center piece features a lattice pattern woven with beautiful blond hair belonging to two people. The back of the pin is engraved E.The pin presents beautifully and in very good antique condition, with very minor wear and patina commensurate with age and type of use. Dimensions: 1 in length x approx. 3/4 in height Weight: 8 grams. Antique Victorian Mourning Human Hair Gold Filled Seed Pearl Hair Pin Brooch.
Today we are delighted to offer for sale an original and authentic antique 1800s Victorian mourning hair, gold filled (not just gold plated) with pearls brooch! Victorian mourning jewelry made of a human hair became immensely popular in the 19th century.
Husbands went to work wearing watch fobs fashioned of their wives hair. Locks from the dearly departed were mounted into rings and brooches. Ladies filled their autograph books with snippets from their friends. At a time of rising commercialism, sentimental hairwork became a way both to signal ones sincerity and, paradoxically, to stay in style. People made wreaths, rings, necklaces and all sorts of pieces out of human hair.
One of the most famous guides to doing hair work was published in 1867, called. Self-Instructor and the Art of Hair Work. The fashion for human hair mourning jewelry faded by the early 1920's. The center piece features a lattice pattern woven with beautiful blond hair belonging to two people, most likely children, given the sequential death dates engraved on the back of the pin.
Died 11 Aug 1860 (perhaps these two people were siblings afflicted with a disease, given the subsequent deaths in close proximity). This wonderful piece will make a fine addition to any Victorian mourning jewelry collection, and would make a lovely gift to anyone who is a fan of the odd and macabre. Item(s) will be professionally packed to prevent damage in transit. Feel welcome to message us with further questions or requests for more images, and thank you for looking!Your satisfaction is important to us. It will be our pleasure to leave you great feedback, in return! (adjacent to I-95, exit 30, in historic Pawtucket, RI) is the highest volume antiques mall in the American Northeast! We are a magnet for rare and unusual items! AUCTIONS are listed with NO RESERVES.
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Create your brand with Auctiva's. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "Antique Victorian Mourning Human Hair Gold Filled Seed Pearl Hair Pin Brooch" is in sale since Saturday, September 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Mourning Jewelry".The seller is "ri2u" and is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.