"Pearls of Sorrow"

Rolled-Gold Hair Brooch With Chain Early to Mid 19th Century

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  • Regular price $165.00


Thirty-two delicate seed pearls, which represent the tears of loss, surround a coil of blonde hair under glass. This lace pin features a rare addition of an attached chain and second pin. With so many pearls and such a short lock of hair, one could imagine that this piece belonged to a grieving mother. This is a unique piece for any collector.

Details (approximate):

Dimensions: 18 mm x 17 mm; chain length 64 mm 

Weight: 3.83 grams

Materials: 32 seed pearls, hair, rolled gold, glass.

Metal: Rolled gold

Condition:  Excellent antique condition