Description: Victorian crepe stone brooch, dating to 1870's-1880's, is carved French jet, or black glass, made to look like crepe fabric. Nice example of mourning jewelry, the crepe carving gives the piece a dull finish, mandatory in jewelry for grieving women. Several examples are shown on page 67 of "Old Jewelry" 4th edition by Jeanenne Bell.
Size: 1 7/8" x 1/2"
Condition: Very good, small chips long edge on the underside