Victorian 10k Gold Black Enameled Hair Mourning Memorial Pin Brooch C1850s
Presented is a nice Victorian 10K gold enameled hair memorial or mourning pin.
The pin contains a lock of braided brown hair under glass, with black enameling
around the outside. The pin is engraved Louis & Maynard on the reverse. It
was made between the 1840s and the 1860s. It is definitely American in origin.
to be 10K gold.
The condition is excellent. This pin has the original bezel set beveled
glass over the hair. The glasses in excellent condition with only a few minor
surface abrasions. The hair is a little loose in some places and there is a
little bit of dirt behind the glass, but this is minor. The clasp is a modern
replacement, but it is much more secure than the original. The enameling is
intact. There are no chips, no cracks, no splits, no breaks, and no repairs.
The pin measures 1 1/4 inches by 1 1/2 inches.
The weight is 10.1 grams.