Antique Victorian Brooch Braided Hair Mourning Jewelry
Mid 19th century mourning jewelry Victorian brooch pin doubling as a pendant features intricate braided hair work in a gold filled glass encased frame. Referred to as memento mori, the brooch has the original beveled glass surrounded by a simple gold filled frame which is closed by a tabular hinge and c-clasp as well as a loop added later to suspend from a ribbon or chain. Measuring 1 1/4 inches, the brown hair is so intricately woven. Extremely well done!