Antique French brooch, oval medallion under glass with hair art work, memento brooch Napoleon III era, mourning brooch hair work & monogram.
Antique French oval brooch made as medallion under glass with hair work and monogram HB, this kind of hair art work were very fashionable during Victorian era, they usually were mementos of some beloved one passed away. This medallion brooch is made from metal tinted in black, the back pin is no more in place. The medallion does open.
HOW TO USE IT:
Very lovely antique mourning brooch to wear or to display!
The back pin of the brooch is no more in place, glass is intact, some small parts of hair art work are missing.
1 7/8″ by 1 3/8″ (4.7 cm by 3.6 cm), 1/4″ (0.5 cm) thick.