This sweet little brooch features a small lock of light colored hair, perhaps blond or maybe grey, I cannot quite tell.
The brooch is a gold filled with a repousse frame and shows minor signs of age-related surface wear but is in wonderful condition, wearable, and the mechanism functions perfectly.
The brooch could have been worn as a mourning piece or possibly as a sentimental piece of jewelry for a loved one. It dates from the early Victorian era or possibly late Georgian, in the first half of the 19th century.
I have not cleaned or polished this piece. If you prefer, it could shine up nicely with a quick polish. However, I usually leave that up to the buyer as many people prefer the antique patina.
+++ Measurements +++
Approximately 1" in length.
+++ Condition +++
Wonderful condition with minor wear.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
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