Teardrop Memories

Size: 6 1/2" L x 4" W x 3 7/8" H
Late Georgian or very early Victorian Ormolu memorial paperweight.
Intensely deep antique mourning memoria.
Heavy black slate based paper weight with two golden finish sea serpents,
as dolphins, incredibly detailed.

Large ornate pallet worked human hair encased in a beveled glass framed brooch,
With seed pearls and gold thread rest atop a fire opal like iridescent backing.
This mourner’s remembrance is deeply embedded into the black stone.

Condition, superb for age, with a chip to the slate base edge and minor nibbles.
Handle is slightly bent and there is a small crack and two chips to the glass panel.
Little detracts from its appeal.
An important paperweight of the highest rarity,
This antique artist triumph was likely made right after a very special loved ones death.

Please visit our 2 other TIAS web shops;
North Fork Pets And Antiques,
for antique Victorian bird cages and vintage Pet animal collectibles.

Maidens Memoirs,
for old Love letters, Victorian Scrap Books, vintage Diaries and Circus freak photos.

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