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Antique Victorian Vulcanite Cameo Mourning Brooch, around 1870


€ 229.00 *
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Antique Victorian Vulcanite Cameo Mourning Brooch, around 1870
Antique Victorian Vulcanite Cameo Mourning Brooch, around 1870
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Black jewellery was associated with mourning, especially in the mid-Victorian period. While at the beginning of the century people still wore so-called memorial jewellery, which was always a personalized memento of a specific person, half a century later mourning jewellery was supposed to be merely a black accessory to the socially dictated mourning attire. Thus, one often wore mourning jewellery that was merely black and decorative rather than associated with a specific person. For the production of mourning jewellery, one used different materials like jet, onyx or black glass ("French jet"). The brooch presented here is made of vulcanite. This then new hard rubber was obtained from the sap of the tropical rubber tree. It was also known as "India Rubber". The advantage it presented over jet was not only its cost but also that it was less brittle and fragile and thus of greater durability. This oval brooch shows as application the image of a young lady with lowered gaze. The beauty appears almost asleep, her facial expression appropriate to the sombre and festive character of the mourning attire. The mourning brooch of the years around 1870 convinces with its dark elegance until today.
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Antique Victorian Vulcanite Cameo Mourning Brooch, around 1870
Dark Elegance
€ 229.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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