Victorian mourning brooch

This is my latest antique collection which I found when I was visiting Hexham.

Victorian antique plaited hair gold brooch
Victorian antique brooch

This is a small antique gold brooch. I found it when going antiquing at the Ashbourne House Antiques in Hexham.

Plaited hair gold brooch
Inside it, there is a plaited hair.

The seller told me that it is most likely to be Victorian. There is no hallmark, so I am not sure about the gold carat or quality.

Victorian plaited hair brooch
Victorian plaited hair brooch

There is plated hair inside the brooch which indicates that this may be a mourning brooch.

Victorian gold brooch
Intricate design with plaited hair inside

The seller suggests the hair may belong to a child or an old woman.

Antique plaited hair gold brooch
Plaited hair may belong to a child or an old woman

This is the back casing of the brooch:

Back casing of the brooch
Back casing of the brooch

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