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Georgian Sepia Mourning Clasp

$2,200.00

Georgian Sepia Mourning Clasp

$2,200.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, 1778

A stunning Georgian sepia mourning clasp with an incredibly detailed miniature portrait scene. It depicts a grieving woman sat on the edge of a plinth underneath an urn. At her feet is a winged cherub, and she's holding a navette plaque with the dedication: "E McN, OB 19th April 1778, AE 24". The back bears a second inscription: "A Loving Wife, a Tender Mother, and Sincere Friend". It's crafted in 15 karat gold, originally a clasp but with later added brooch fittings and pendant bail.

MEASUREMENTS 

4.3 x 3.1cm

WEIGHT 

20.5g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION 

Very good

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