Victorian style black and gold mourning brooch. Features black enamel inlay on an etched gold setting. There are cut out gold leaves on top and the back is etched entirely with a plume design. Measures approximately 1 1/2 by 1 3/4 of an inch. In excellent condition.
Mourning jewelry was most popular during the Victorian era, from 1837-1901. Queen Victoria was deeply in love with Prince Albert, when he died in 1861 she entered a long and deep period of mourning. After his death, Queen Victoria spent the following four decades wearing all black dresses and mourning jewelry.
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