Victorian Vauxhall Glass Hairpin
A striking Jewellery made in the the Victorian era (1839-1901). hair pin which could also be worn in a hat. The design is based on a flower with radiating petals in Through the eighteenth century and on into the middle of the nineteenth, Vauxhall glass was a popular gem substitute. Intense hues of highly reflective purple, orange, red, green and blue were set into butterfly, snowflake and flower motifs on necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches and hair combs. Made in the Vauxhall Glassworks in London, this jewellery w... More. It was made circa 1880 when it was fashionable to wear black jewellery in sympathy with the Queen, Victoria, who was in Rings made especially to mark the death of a loved one. Often called 'memento mori' rings. Rare examples survive intact and are highly collectable. for Prince Albert.
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