Braided Mourning Hair 15k Gold Stick Pin Brooch Antique Georgian c1820.

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Fantastic Regency 15ct yellow gold stick pin brooch with blonde braided mourning hair dating from the late Georgian period. This is a time when mortality rates were a lot higher & mourning jewellery was popular to remember lost loved ones. The lost one's hair was often included within the item as is this case with this stick pin.
The gold has been tested as there are no gold marks. There is a slight bend to the very tip of the pin, please see the pictures. The hair inside seems to be in good order.
Size of stick pin 7.4 cm or 2.9 inches.
Size of head 1.4 x 1.0 cm or 0.5 x 0.4 inches.
Weight 2.1 grams or 1.3 penny weight.