Vintage Tortoise Shell Whitby Jet Brooch
Antique Victorian brooch pin with a most unique shape designed in mottled faux tortoise shell and genuine Whitby jet. A carved out design in a Z pattern is topped with interlocking keyhole elements held in place with jet beads. A c-clas closes the piece. This was a mourning piece from over 150 years ago but so fashionable in today's time. This looks splendid either for the gents or ladies and displays excellent craftsmanship.
Materials: Whitby jet
Gemstone: Bone, Shell
Measurements: 2 inches wide and 1.5 inches tall
Date: Circa 1860s
Condition: The shell is free of chips or nicks. Very well executed and a wonderful antique treasure.