*RESERVED* Victorian Recuerdo Brooch Silver & Gold Memento Mori Sentimental Mourning Pin
Fine craftsmanship and heartfelt sentiment is exhibited in this antique Victorian “Recuerdo” or memento mori brooch, made of continental silver and gold with symbolic curling leaf design, circa 1880s.
The Spanish sentimental bar style mourning pin has a rectangular shape and high dimensional design, and crafted from the mixed metals combination popular during the Aesthetic Movement of the mid to late 1800s.
It is comprised of unmarked 800 silver which is engraved with scrolled leaves and a foliate design, and features raised lettering for “Recuerdo”, along with a trim of raised textured leaves with gold overlay.
The brooch measures approximately 2 inches wide by 11/16 of an inch high, has a tube hinge and c-catch, and weighs 7.9 grams.