WHITBY JET CAMEO PORTRAIT PIN BROOCH LARGE VICTORIAN Black Mourning Jewelry Sentimental 19th Century English
A fine genuinely antique circa 1880 Victorian hand carved whitby jet brooch.
This amazing original late 19th century pin depicts a beautiful bacchante with vine leaves in her tresses and an exceptionally lovely face which is depicted in elegant profile.
It is rare today to find these original pieces in such gorgeous condition. It really is as perfect as the day it was made.
A superb example of original Victorian mourning jewelry it measures 2 3/16" long by 1 7/8" wide and is 3/4" deep (56mm x 47mm x 19mm).
In total this piece weighs 24.6 grams.
On the reverse the pin is gilt base metal.
The prices of genuine Victorian Whitby jet are low at the moment making it a perfect time to purchase before the next collectors boom happens for these rare collectibles.
This piece is an original 1880s brooch, it is absolutely not a reproduction piece as has been made in Whitby even until the present time. This fact, the exceptional condition, the desirable subject matter and the exquisite workmanship displayed in the carving makes this lovely pin very desirable indeed.