Beautiful antique memorial or mourning brooch with hair art and seed pearls. The memento mori brooch is made from gold plated silver. This brooch probably dates from the early Victorian period. It was fashion to 'entomb' a lock of hair to remember and keep your loved one close. The hand arranged hair is beautifully well kept. It has a C-clasp on the back, with the needle poking out from under the brooch. Some of the Georgian and early Victorian brooches had clasps that extended beyond the edge of the brooch.
- The brooch is in good condition.
- It measures about 47.4 mm by 58.8 mm.