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Gutta Percha brooch or pin, Victorian, mid 19th century

Gutta Percha brooch or pin, Victorian, mid 19th century


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Jewelry: Costume: Pre 1900: Item # 1379228
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Victorian brooch or pin, a bunch of fruit an d flowers made up of Gutta Percha. This dark brown material, a predecessor of bakelite - was first introduced in the great Crystal Palace exhibition in 1851 and was often used in mourning jewelry pieces after the death of Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, in 1861. Made from the sap of a Malayan tree. Width " 1 ½ / 4 cm. Condition: a leaf or two missing under the biggest fruit (cf. pics).
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