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George III 9K Gold, Jet & Hair Mourning Pin

George III 9K Gold, Jet & Hair Mourning Pin

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Pre Victorian: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 581634
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A lovely small Georgian mourning pin worked in 9K yellow gold and featuring a border of faceted jet around the central glass-covered hair receptacle. This example is particularly nice because it contains a plait of rarer blond hair that contrasts handsomely with the unusual jet border. The back is engraved “Wm Dunelow/ ob. 16 Mar/ 1811 At 42”. The pin retains the original extended pinstem and c-clasp.

Origin: England, ca. 1811. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1” x 5/8”.