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Victorian French Jet Hair Clip

$250

"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 barrette features faceted French jet modeled in a dynamic zig zag pattern.

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  • Materials

    French jet on black lacquered brass base

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good - lacquer on the underside of the clip is worn

  • Size

    7/8" x 3 1/8"

Victorian

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VictorianEra

18371901