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Antique Pietra Dura Jewelry or Mourning Jewelry Doublet Pin

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This is a serious piece of Pietra Dura Jewelry and Mourning Jewelry Doublet Antique Brooch for the collector of truly fine things. The workmanship is outstanding; the condition is excellent. This long, vertically oval brooch is cameo mounted. It is set in engraved 14k roll gold with a 14k gold "C" clasp, and the brooch swivels around to the other side, which is backed by glass. It has the hair of a loved one, artfully woven. The brooch measures 2 inches in width and is 1-3/4 inches long. It has a 14k rose gold safety chain attached and could also be worn as a necklace. This is truly a one-of-a-kind piece. "Pietra dura" means hard stone. This type of Mosaic was produced in Florence during the Renaissance. It must be stressed that this is a very rare and precious piece of Pietra Dura jewelry.
ITEM NUMBER ANGO1028

 

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TITLE Antique Pietra Dura Rose Gold Brooch
MANUFACTURER Hand-made
CONDITION Excellent
COST Item Name: Antique Pietra Dura - Mourning Jewelry Brooch
Item Number: AN-GO-1028
Price: $789
Sale $390
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STATUS Information
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The pin's end protruding past the brooch is an indicator of old age

 Antique Pietra Dura Brooch

Antique Mourning Jewelry Brooch

Great mosaic art of 5 Deferent Gem Stones          Tightly woven human hair under glass    

PIC_2  Swivels around pinPin - safety chain

 Swivels around - The hinge on the left that holds the pin in is a sign of being from c.1890

PIC_3 Tightly woven human hair

Rose Gold Brooch placed on grid (1/4 inch squares) for comparison

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