Antique Victorian gold engraved enamel mourning brooch ∙ enamel mourning jewelry

A mid-Victorian mourning brooch with a hair work compartment and engraved and enamel details. The brooch has concentric ovals of black enamel trim separated by a wide (4mm), gold engraved detail. The engraving is foliate, with blossoms and leaves. Amazing detail, completely hand-wrought.T he center of the brooch features a glass-covered compartment, currently empty, and suitable for a lock of hair, photograph, or other small memento. The brooch is engraved on the back, "Betsey C. Barnes." A very fine piece of mid-1800 mourning jewelry.

Condition: The original "c" clasp has been replaced by a safety clasp. The tube hinge is still present. Some enamel loss consistent with age. The glass panel is best removed by a professional jeweler.

Measurements: 1 3/4" x 1 1/2
Era: 1840s-1850s
Markings: N/A, tests above 10K (probably 12K)

Materials: gold,enamel,glass

Only 1 available
Payment Details

A 6% sales tax will be collected on orders shipped to our guests in Michigan.

Layaway is offered through the ShopPay checkout option! Select ShopPay and pay in 4 interest-free installments. You will receive your purchase without delay as in traditional layaway.


Domestic: In-stock items ship within three days of purchase (usually within two!) via USPS. Our default is USPS Priority Mail unless your purchase is over $1,000, in which case we require USPS Express Mail + signature confirmation. Insurance is included with all domestic purchases.

International: Default shipping is via USPS First Class International Mail unless the value of the parcel is $400 or more, in which case we default to USPS Priority Mail International shipping. Please allow 3–4 weeks for delivery. Insurance for international orders is available upon request and for an added fee.

Click here for our full shipping policy.

Need it in a hurry? Want to send it to a sneaky location? Prefer a different carrier than what you see here? Get in touch!

Returns & Exchanges

Your experience at Jean Jean Vintage is 100% guaranteed. If you are disappointed with your shopping experience or your purchase for any reason, please give us the opportunity to make it right for you!

Click here for details on returns, refunds, and exchanges.