The Gothenburg - Antique Mourning Brooch 14k Gold Enamel Hairwork Georgian

A lovely antique mourning baroque style brooch. The brooch is 14k yellow gold with a black enameling. There is writing in gothic gold letters around the bezel in the center of the brooch. Under the glass we can see a lock of hair. On the verso side of the brooch we can see an engraving that reads " My dear Mother died 14 Oct 1829 aged 58. It was customary in the 1800s to create a piece of jewelry to commemorate a loved one's death, often embellished with hair taken from the departed person and engraved. This is a beautiful nostalgic piece close to 200 years old

Metals: tested 14k gold

Materials: enamel, glass

Total Weight: 6.3g

Markings: engraved, no hallmark which is consistent with age of the piece

Measurements: 1 1/8" x 7/8"

Closure: c catch

Condition: Item in very good antique condition, age appropriate patination and tarnish on the gold, wear to under the glass

Items included: new jewelry box