Victorian Enamel and Diamond Horseshoe Brooch

£950.00

Victorian blue enamel and diamond mourning horseshoe brooch in 15ct gold; this is an extremely rare and exquisite mourning brooch, which at first glance appears to be a very pretty enamel and diamond lucky horseshoe brooch.  The front of the horseshoe is blue enamel set with 8 rose cut diamonds totalling 0.08ct.  However, on closer inspection there is a hidden compartment which opens on a hinge to reveal tightly woven dark brown hair inside.  To the reverse there is a pin and hook closure.  Weight: 3.02gm.  Tested as 15ct gold.  Measurements: 1.75cm x 1.6cm (3/4″ x 5/8″)  It is in very good condition with just one tiny ding in the enamel.  It dates from around 1860 -1880.  For collectors of mourning or equine jewellery, this beautiful brooch would be a valuable addition to a collection.  Ref: H066-20

Specifications
Metal: 15ct Gold
Diamonds: 0.08ct
Enamel
Weight: 3.20gm
Era: Victorian 1860 – 1880
Condition: Very Good
Ref: H066-20

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