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Georgian Beloved Mother Heart Brooch


A gold heart locket engraved with "The Gift of a Beloved Mother Who Died Sept 26 1826 Aged 75 Yrs". Beautiful irregular letters show the hand of a regional engraver.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), glass, hair

  • Age

    Dedicated in 1826

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    3/4" x 5/8"

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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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