Exquisite Rare Antique 19th Century Mourning Brooch made in the mid 1800’s. Beautifully articulated gold Fern fronds on the front, and a circular opening in the back meant to hold a lock of a loved one’s hair, or their photograph. Closes with a celluloid cover.
Mourning Jewelry is a symbol of dedication and devotion to those we have loved most, the Fern fronds symbolize a secret bond of love. This pin forever connects to the memory, and love you had for the one who passed on. This is a superb example of the Victorian era tradition of funereal and d’amour memento.
- Measures 1-1/2″ in diameter.