“French jet”- actually very dark black glass - became the go-to material for producing modestly-priced mourning jewelry during the late Victorian era. It was a reasonably affordable alternative to the popular Whitby jet, a form of fossilized wood mined from one small area in England. This brooch features French jet pyramid studs affixed to a black lacquered base.
French jet pyramid studs, brass, black lacquer
Good - significant loss to the black lacquer on the back; a few of the studs have small chips
2 7/8" x 7/8"
1837 — 1901
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