Filial Brooch

9k Gold-Filled Woven Hair Lace Pin/Brooch c. 1790, Inscribed

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With its elongated octagonal shape and tidy basket weave design, this brooch also has a sweet inscription, "Sacred to Filial Affection" with initials following. This refers to the relationship of children and their parents; a nice reminder that some hair jewelry was worn to symbolize affection rather than grief. A wonderful Georgian memento in a broad shape.  Definitely a unique conversation starter for the modern historical jewelry enthusiast!

Details (approximate):

Dimensions: 50 mm x 27 mm

Weight: 7.62 grams

Materials: Woven hair, 9k gold-filled, glass.

Metal: 9k gold-filled

Marks: Inscription: "Sacred to Filial Affection/JJMR/AA'

Condition: Excellent antique condition