Victorian Gold, Pearl, and Black Enamel Mourning Brooch - M.E. Flanagin

Victorian Gold, Pearl, and Black Enamel Mourning Brooch - M.E. Flanagin
Victorian Gold, Pearl, and Black Enamel Mourning Brooch - M.E. Flanagin
Victorian Gold, Pearl, and Black Enamel Mourning Brooch - M.E. Flanagin
Victorian Gold, Pearl, and Black Enamel Mourning Brooch - M.E. Flanagin
Victorian Gold, Pearl, and Black Enamel Mourning Brooch - M.E. Flanagin
Victorian Gold, Pearl, and Black Enamel Mourning Brooch - M.E. Flanagin

Victorian Gold, Pearl, and Black Enamel Mourning Brooch - M.E. Flanagin

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This oval Victorian brooch is made of 10K yellow gold, black enamel, and pearls and is a beautiful and pristine example of turn of the century mourning jewelry.

Its true appeal, however, is that just under the pin mechanism on the back, the name "M.E. Flanagin" is engraved. We did some digging and one name came up. Martha E. Flanagin, who died in 1904, was the widow of the first post-Civil War governor of Arkansas, Harris Flanagin.

While there's no way to guarantee that this brooch belonged to, or was dedicated to the memory of, Mrs. Flanagin, both the time period and the name perfectly match up.

We've included a photograph of her obituary from the Fort Smith Times of Fort Smith, Arkansas, dated April 25, 1904.

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Metal: 10K Yellow Gold
Stamps/Engraving: "M.E. Flanagin"
Length: 1.6 in.
Width: 0.6 in.
Closure: C-clasp
Weight: 14.7 g

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As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your jewelry will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. 

We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one!

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