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Beautiful brooch made right after the Civil War. There is one very well woven brown hair that takes up the entire space of the locket and then around the edge of the piece is blonde fine hair that acts like a frame. The boarder has a beautiful etched design.

Engraved on the back it reads:
Hanson June 19th 1868

This is a large, heavy piece (approx 7.5 grams).

It originated from an estate in Brooklyn, NYC

Wear with use and age, there is a break in the gold in the H please see last 2 pics. There are some dark spots on the back where the gold has oxidized (very old gold that hasnt been polished for a very long time can sometimes turn dark) and a possible repair on the top of the back. There are some scratches on the glass.

Please see pics as it is a part of the description.

Tested positive for 12 K Gold using jeweler's acid...the line stayed with 14K gold solution but faded a bit and turned reddish color- Guaranteed to be solid gold in the 12K range

27mm x33mm (approx. 1 1/4 inch x 1 inch)

Weight 7.5 grams

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Antique (1868) CIVIL WAR Era Mourning Hair 12K Brooch


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: 14k gold, glass, hair
  • Only ships within United States.
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