Antique Victorian Mourning Brooch, Enamel on 12K Gold, Hair Locket c 1840s, ID’d. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We’ll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our’Favorites’ customers. “In Memory Of” – A beautiful example of the’sentimental’ or mourning jewelry of the Victorian era, on the heels of the practice from Georgian times and earlier, when it was in fashion to’entomb’ a lock of your dearly departed’s hair within the jewelry to remember them and keep them close. The brooch you see here is a lovely old one, early Victorian to perhaps as early as late Georgian, and it’s a beautifully enameled 12k gold wonder that is still complete with the original plaiting of hair within. Some may think so, but think of your baby book, or that of your child and you’ll have a better connection with how lovingly these people felt about the sentimental jewelry such as this. It represented the joy of having loved, as well as the sadness that is the backside of same, and did so in such a stunning manner. I like the idea of it, and we collect these as well as offer them as often as we can find fine old ones. Very good condition, no damage to the enamel or to the beveled cover glass and the original dark blond lock of plaited hair remains within, fully intact as it was originally. Engraved with dedication to John Phillips, (who) died 8, Nov. 1846, and the fine quality of the piece is evidence of both some wealth and also deep sentiment. The brooch pin appears to have been replaced or reset at some time and is all that keeps this one from being excellent, firm as it is. Yes, you can lift the compartment out and replace the lock of hair with that from your own loved one, should you wish to carry on the tradition of sentimental jewelry within your own family. Image Hosting by Ruby Lane. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. We’re easy to deal with. You are very important! Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 – 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replacable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Listing created with eLister 3.1.2 for Macintosh. From Black Magik Software. The item “Antique Victorian Mourning Brooch, Enamel on 12K Gold, Hair Locket c 1840s, ID’d” is in sale since Sunday, November 20, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches”. The seller is “antiquesuncommontreasure” and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.