We are listing a selection of truly special pieces from our collection of antique mourning jewelry. These wonderful brooches are incredible tokens of love and sentiment that have come down to us through history. This is the perfect opportunity to add a genuinely unique jewel to your collection.
This lovely little brooch is a lace pin, also known as a Fichu. These tiny, lightweight brooches had the specific task of pinning closed a lace Fichu (a type of neck scarf). Fichus were fashionable from the early 18th century well into the 19th century.
This sweet memorial pin features a plait of woven hair preserved under bevel edged glass. The glass is bezel set and framed by gold rope detail. A halo of sawtooth bezel set natural pearls surround the glass. The initials "EL" are exquisitely hand engraved on the back. The brooch is secured with a C-clasp and has an integrated bale if you choose to wear it on a chain. This lovely piece was handcrafted in the late Georgian era, it is in very good condition for its age. Circa 1820.
Sentimental jewels held great meaning in symbolism and that is reflected in the use of colors and gems in mourning pieces. The pearls on this brooch represent the tears shed for the deceased. What an extraordinary and beautiful piece of history.
Details.....The brooch measures 0.71" by 0.81". In Very Good condition for its age. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique pieces, we consider it part of the charm.
Item number n3593.