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Large 10K ROTATING HAIR BROOCH with PHOTO c1860-70

Large 10K ROTATING HAIR BROOCH with PHOTO c1860-70

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Victorian: Pre 1900: Item # 1049853

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Fiona Kenny Antiques
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P.O. Box 11
Thorold, Ontario, Canada L2V 3Y7

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An opulent (typically unmarked but tested) 10k yellow gold rotating or turning hair brooch with a photo on the other side. This mid-Victorian 2-5/8 x 2-3/8" pin features a finely plaited brown and blonde hair display on one side and a hand-tinted albumin photograph of a bearded and bald gentleman on the other. Each side is under glass and the center display rotates freely on its perpendicular pivot. It has its original c-clasp and attached loop for wear as a pendant, and it weighs 27.6 grams. The photo has some red blush added to his cheeks and lips; this is somewhat faded in our photos and it is quite apparent in real life. This item is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than a bit of sloppy solder work from the original making of this brooch. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are vintage or antique and may have slight signs of gentle use. Surface tracked shipping to the U.S. starts at $24 (other spots may vary) - insurance/tracking included in shipping quotes. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: we DO NOT accept PayPal, only VISA and MASTERCARD.