Georgian Elizabeth Kennard Gold Pair of Mourning Brooches inc Miniature & Sepia

£1,750.00

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A very rare and unique find of two matching Georgian pieces of mourning jewellery.

Each piece are for Elizabeth Kennard on October 19th 1786 aged just 15.

The first piece a large oval shaped example with a serpia panel to the centre with two rows of rose gold and dark blue or enamel border. The reverse is a wonderful miniature of a girl herself Finely painted piece.

The next is a navette sepia panel that was once a ring but now converted into a bar brooch. The reverse with further engraving info but fairly worn. The front has a seed pearl border to the edge. Inside this is a white enamel with further detailing and the centre a 3D like sepia piece. The sepia is of a very rare design with an Angel bursting out of an obelisk tomb taking the soul to heaven whilst the lady to the right prays. The reverse is also engraved but very worn, looks to read David Kennard, 1789, at 47. So presumably the father of Elizabeth who passed away just 3 years later.

CONDITION ; Okay for age. The navette sepia with some wear to decay to the lower corner, the seed pearls are no longer all securely set to inside the sepia. The border pearls are well matched and secure. Bar section added at a later date. Wear to reverse. The oval brooch with numerous cracks to the enamel to front and light wear to the miniature to the bottom around 7oclock. Please view photographs.

WEIGHT ; 35.2 grams the two

SIZE ; 44mm x 52mm brooch, navette 19mm x 32mm, bar brooch 39mm long

HALLMARKS ; 9ct to reverse of the additional bar

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