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1800s Whitby Jet Pin-back Mourning Brooch - Unusual Plain Design - Estate Find For Sale
This item recently was purchased at a local estate sale, and this seller has been told that it is a Whitby Jet mourning brooch from 1800's; however, this has not been confirmed. The hinged attachment pin and C-clasp are typical of those seen on many Whitby Jet brooches. Jet is a stone occurring only along a short stretch of English coastline near the town of Whitby, therefore its name. This stone has been used for decorative items since ancient times, and it became a very popular material for mourning jewelry during the 19th century.
This brooch is unusual in that it is not carved - simply being a concave button-type design, approximately 25 mm in diameter and 6-7 mm in thickness. The front of the brooch has a very smooth surface and remains quite bright (much more so than evident in the photo).
This item is in very good condition, with light signs of handling. The face of this brooch remains a bright, jet black color. The attachment pin and C-clasp remain strong.
The illustrations in this listingare photos of the actual item being offered for sale, and they serve as part of the description.
Payment must be received within ten days of close of sale. In compliance with 'spayment policy, payment may be made only by PayPal. Shipping (First Class Mail with Tracking and Delivery Confirmation), $2.50 in the U. S. Shipping to addresses outside the U. S. using USPS First Class Mail International, $7.00. PLEASE NOTE: International shipments sometimes are delayed by customs in the countries of receipt, and delivery sometimes takes 2-3 months! The seller is not responsible for safe delivery outside the U. S. because tracking is not available. Combined shipping on multiple purchases is available.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS - PLEASE NOTE:
Due to the seller's work schedule, trips to the Post Office can be made onlywhen possible. Shipments usually are made within one or two business days of receipt of payment - and always are made within three to four business days of receipt of payment.