Victorian 14K Gold Brooch Hairwork Memento Mori Pin
Antique Gold Hairwork Mourning Brooch - Signed
Victorian Gold Plaited Hairwork Pin Signed 1855
Metro Retro Vintage

Antique Victorian 14K Gold Hairwork Brooch Memento Mori Pin

Regular price $425.00

A lock of plaited chestnut colored hair was lovingly preserved 168 years ago, in this finely made antique Victorian hairwork mourning brooch, set in 14 karat gold and featuring an inscribed memorial from 1855.

The sentimental "memento mori" pin is oval in shape and comprised of unmarked yellow gold (tests as 14K) with decorative rope framing of gold and black enameling, and plaited braid of glossy brown hair beneath a glass oval, with hand engraved inscription in back for “E. P. Knox”, “Obt”, “July 6th 1855”.

It measures approximately 1&1/2 inches wide by 1&1/8 inches top to bottom, has a tube hinge with extended pin stem and c-catch, and weighs 8.5 grams.


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