1800s Victorian Silver Mourning Brooch
Cute little round mourning brooch, showing sterling silver lion stamp on the side and makers mark initialed what looks like F.B. Usually these little silver brooches have a hollow on the reverse where either hair or a photo of the lost loved one is placed. This brooch may have had a frame to keep the keepsake in but it is missing, if there ever was one I cannot say for sure.
- Signed silver With Lion, a tri T shape of numbers 1.3. and 3 below (?) and initial “B”, makers initials F.B.
- Round brooch with a dome setting, scalloped around the edge and decorative inbetween
- 1 1/4” wide
- Condition is very good with patina wear proportionate to the brooch's age, the only issue to note is that the hook latch for the clasp is rather small and inefficient.
Vintage sizing is very different to modern day sizes, they usually are at least 2 sizes smaller depending on the era of manufacture. So to ensure a good fit please go by the measurements provided. I measure the garment laid flat edge to absolute edge then double, which give the maximum, you will need to measure your own clothes to compare sizing