Victorian gold, black Enamel, Pearl & Diamond mourning brooch with compartment verso, 22 x 29mm,
An antique, early Victorian mourning brooch designed with a single flower of seed pearls with a rose cut diamond centre (resembling a forget me knot) mounted on a black enamel panel framed with a scalloped gold border (please see images)
The face of the brooch is in good condition with all of the original pearls and diamond intact.
On the reverse is a compartment with the original lock of hair securely held in place with the original piece of rock crystal.
Complete with T-pin and C-clasp fitting
The older brooches had longer metal pins for added strength and length for attaching to heavy, outer garments.
MEASUREMENTS: 22 x 29mm
WEIGHT: 8.1 grams
HALLMARKS: None test as 15ct Gold
CONDITION: Good antique condition
DATE: Victorian (1837 to 1901)