Miniature Portrait on Porcelain Whitby Jet Mourning Pendant Antique Victorian c1860

Jade Trading

JTR08793

Dating from a time when whitby jet mourning jewellery was very popular following the death of Prince Albert plunging Queen Victorian into deep mourning for the rest of her life, this is a fantastic whitby jet pendant with a miniature portrait of a boy on porcelain to the centre. This is well painted & charming please see the pictures. The front of the whitby jet is in good order, minor surface scratches to the rear. The pendant has a whitby jet bale which has a tiny gap on the join, again please see the pictures, a thin chain would fall through at present & would need to be made secure before wearing.
Size including bale 6.8 x 4.0 x 1.4 cm or 2.7 x 1.6 x 0.5 inches.
Weight 20.6 grams or 13.2 penny weight.