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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, purses and accessories.
To be alerted when NEW ITEMS are added to the site, please e-mail jane@morninggloryantiques.com and we will be glad to add you to the contact list.
All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information in our reference, " Jewel Chat " and gallery " Morning Glory Collects ". 
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made. We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.
We do not offer identification, valuation or appraisal services. 

TO PURCHASE: You are on a reference page of Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry. Most of these items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only.
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Morning Glory Collects... 
things we love to buy, wear and share
VICTORIAN PHOTOGRAPHIC JEWELRY
 

 
VICTORIAN PHOTOGRAPHIC JEWELRY

Victorian jewelry is as complex in it's symbolism, sentiment and design as the fashion, architecture and decor of the time. Worn as an ornament, a love token or a remembrance, jewelry not only completed the well-dressed lady's costume but also denoted her position in society, her marital status and her sense of self. Since the Victorian era stretched over six decades, many types of jewelry came and went in vogue. Mass production made jewelry available to the widest number of buyers in the broadest range of designs ever seen before in history. When it came to formal occasions, the "more is better" theme of the Victorian era carried over into how jewelry was worn by royalty and the aristocracy. Paintings of Queen Victoria and other royals at state occasions show multiple brooches, swags, earrings, bracelets and hair ornaments.

Photography was an invention of the Victorian era, and photographic jewelry represented a permanent way to document beloved friends and family. Since the opportunity to be photographed was not as prevalent as it is now, a photo was a precious thing. Worn as brooches, cufflinks, fobs and pendants, these faces from the past were often mounted in non-precious metals under crystal or celluloid covers for protection.

Collectors especially appreciate pictures of lovely women and children, Civil War soldiers and subjects wearing interesting clothing or jewelry. The addition of engraving, especially dates and love messages, makes the piece more interesting.

 

 

     PHOTO PIN Great Aunt Mary and Grandmother Agnes as young girls, 1890's.   View

   VICTORIAN lady photo 14k yellow gold brooch with seed pearls, black enameling, scroll design, safety chain, 1-1/3".   View   View   #V27581

   VICTORIAN hand tinted little girl photo brooch with seed pearls set in sterling, 7/8".    #V27599

 

     PHOTO PIN My very bearded great great grandfather, circa 1870.  View 

      PHOTO BROOCH  of my favorite Aunt Sissie (Cornelia Bennett Negley), circa 1910.

   PHOTO PIN of three of my Victorian-era uncles.   View

 

VICTORIAN photo brooch in gold filled frame showing a lovely lady wearing her fanciest hat, 2".  View   #V25999

     VICTORIAN round glass locket with star motif, ruby and pearls, 1-1/2", on 10k yellow gold chain. View   #V26680

    VICTORIAN 1-3/4 inch hair and photo memorial swivel brooch. A very unusual couple. The back compartment contains very blond hair.   View    #V18650  

 

   VICTORIAN swivel brooch double photo brooch, ship's wheel shaped frame, 3".   View   View   View   #V27782      VICTORIAN swivel double photo brooch, buckle motif frame, 1-5/8".   View   #V27780    VICTORIAN swivel brooch, lady wearing locket photo on front and woven hair on back, 2-1/4".   View   #V27783

 

 

       VICTORIAN gentleman photo brooch set in gold with hook on back, photo shows spots and stains, 2-3/4".   View   #V27365

  VICTORIAN swivel brooch with charming little girl wearing a hand-knit sweater and carved jet beads and holding her toy ball on one side, and a hand stitched floral bouquet on the other, 1-5/8".   View   View   #V29249  

    VICTORIAN gentleman photo on porcelain brooch set in silver tone, 2-1/4".   View   #V27364

 

 

 

  Mammoth Wholesale Jewelers Catalogue, 1894
Box and glass brooches for one and two pictures including revolving brooches.
 

 

 VICTORIAN black enamel with seed pearls and gold detailing brooch with hinged photo compartment on back.   View   #V29582

VICTORIAN yellow gold filled swivel photo brooch with early 1900s photos on both sides, 2-1/3" by 2".   View   #V31346

 VICTORIAN photo brooch, soldier in beautifully designed frame brooch with hair compartment and pendant loop on back.   View   #V29584

 

  

   

 

VICTORIAN silver hand made pendant with a photo of a little boy on one side, and a lock of his hair tied with a ribbon and his baby ring on the other.   View   View   #V29576 VICTORIAN Aesthetic style yellow gold filled with rose gold overlay oval brooch with a parrot in a swing and a little girl in fur cap and collar photo on the reverse, 1-3/4".   View   View   #V29577 VICTORIAN swivel brooch with daguerreotypes of a wife wearing a cameo and gold long chain and earrings with crocheted collar and on the reverse, her husband, 1-7/8".   View   #V29478

 

     VICTORIAN black enameled "In Memory Of" gentleman photo brooch, 2".   View   #V27366

         CUFFLINKS  The photos of these two unidentified gentlemen were made into cuff links, 3/4".  View  #V26680

   VICTORIAN bearded gentleman photo set in gold tone brooch, 1-3/4".   View   #V27367

 

   VICTORIAN 15ct 625 yellow gold and pearls boxed brooch and earrings set, hallmarked and dated 1896-97, in the original box. The brooch is 1-1/2" and the earrings 5/8" wide with a total length of 7/8". A photo compartment on the back holds a picture of a smiling little boy.  View   View   View   View   View   View   #V33148  

 

 
VICTORIAN swivel pin with 1920's lady photos, 1-5/8".  View   #V28064   VICTORIAN large ivory deer swivel brooch with photo reverse, 2-5/8".   View   View   #V28591    PHOTOGRAPH multi-colored enamel photo portrait pendant signed on the back and dated 1903.   View    View   #V23944 

 

PHOTO jewelry, frames, easels and charms from the John Fryxell Catalogue 1902. JEWELER'S findings and photo frames from the John Fryxell Catalogue 1902. PHOTO frames, round,  from the John Fryxell Catalogue 1902.

 

  

      VICTORIAN brooch, bearded man photo, 1-3/4".   View   #V27777 

   VICTORIAN swivel brooch, young boy photos in loop and ball frame, 2-1/4". See Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 70.   View   #V27785 

    VICTORIAN solider photo in oval pendant, 2-1/8".   View   View   #V27339   

 

VICTORIAN photo brooch of little girl in straw hat set in gold tone twist frame.   View   #V29596 VICTORIAN pocket watch style gold filled double sided locket pendant with photo a lady on one side and a gent on the other, original box, solder repair.   View   View   View   #V29604 VICTORIAN rolled gold sweetheart photo pendant with girl photo on one side and lock of hair on the other.  View   #V29599

 

 VICTORIAN photo pin, man with hair wave pointy moustache, 1-5/8".   View   #V28090 VICTORIAN lady wearing a portrait or photo brooch. VICTORIAN photo pin, man young with white collar and cravat, 1".  View   #V28088

 

   VICTORIAN photo brooch, lady wearing bar pin, circa 1890, 1-1/2".   View   #V28118

     VICTORIAN lapel photo pins royalty set, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Edward, Princess Alexandra, quite rare, 1" each.   View   #V28554

  VICTORIAN tiny sterling baby photo charm engraved, "But Thou, God's Darling Heed Thy Private Dream, Emerson', 5/8".  View   #V27592

 

VICTORIAN photo buttons and brooches.
Similar pins can be seen in the wonderful big book, "25,000 Years of Jewelry" on page 314, where they say these were particularly popular around 1900.
VICTORIAN  photo pins. VICTORIAN photo buttons and brooches.

 

VICTORIAN gold filled rectangular locket with etched flowers and house scene on the front, gamma zeta on the back, lady photos inside on a chain.   View   View   #V29580 VICTORIAN oval gold filled locket with etched design and initials "FB" on front and lovely lady photo inside, on new chain.   View   View   #V29581 VICTORIAN gold filled closed pocket watch style locket pendant with daguerreotype of a lovely lady and a curl of blonde hair inside.   View   #V29592

 

VICTORIAN button photo pin, lady with hands behind her head, "Western Button, Denver CO", 1".  View   #V28073     VICTORIAN photo pin, lady with braid headband, earrings and brooch, St Louis Button Co 1900, 1".  View   #V28074   VICTORIAN photo pin, child in beaded edge setting, 1-1/2".  View   #V28075

 

   VICTORIAN photo pin, lady with center part in scrolled frame, 1-1/4".  View   #V28076    VICTORIAN photo pin, girl in sailor suit brooch, 1".   View   #V28077    VICTORIAN photo pin, lady with center part, white collar brooch, 1".  View   #V28078

 

  VICTORIAN photo pin, lady with white boa brooch, 1-1/8".  View   #V28079     VICTORIAN photo pin, lady wearing bar pin, as is with slight crease in photo.  View   #V28080      VICTORIAN photo pin, lady wearing white bow, 1-1/8".  View   #V28081

 

   VICTORIAN photo pendant, lady with wavy center part, 7/8".  View   #V28082 VICTORIAN photo pin, man in soldier uniform brooch, 1".  View   #V28083     VICTORIAN photo pin, man with beard and moustache, 1-1/8".   View   #V28084  

 

   VICTORIAN photo pin, man green rhinestones frame, 1-1/2".  View   #V28091   VICTORIAN photo pin, man in scalloped locket frame, 1".    View  #V28086 VICTORIAN photo pin, man young with white collar, 1-1/3".  View   #V28087

 

   VICTORIAN photo pin with little girl with short bangs, twist gold tone and green enamel frame brooch.   View   #V29583    VICTORIAN hand tinted photo brooch with well dressed lovely lady.   View   #V29585 VICTORIAN photo pin with a sepia of a little boy wearing his dress jacket and tie.   View   #V29588

 

VICTORIAN photo of a lady brooch in twist gold tone setting.   View   #V29591 VICTORIAN photo brooch with young mother and baby in gold tone with aqua and white enamel setting.   View   #V29589 VICTORIAN photo brooch of a lady in a gold tone twisted frame.  View   #V29600

 

VICTORIAN lady wearing lovely earrings photo set in gold tone brooch.   View   #V29601 VICTORIAN gold filled embossed and black enameled cross design oval locket pendant with photo compartment reverse.   View   #V29586 VICTORIAN photo brooch of young girl in striped dress.   View   #V29593

 

VICTORIAN pocket watch style gold filled double sided locket pendant with photo of two ladies.   View   #V29587 VICTORIAN tintype brooch, probably the wedding picture of this couple.  View   #V29595 VICTORIAN larger photo brooch with a young girl in white dress, gold filled setting.   View   #V29590

 

VICTORIAN photo brooch of a man set in gold tone and pale blue enamel setting.   View   #V29594 VICTORIAN photo pin of a young man in a gold tone patriotic setting with red, white and blue enamel, as is.   View   #V29602 VICTORIAN photo pin of a man in a gold tone patriotic setting with red, white and blue enamel, as is.   View   #V29597

 

 VICTORIAN photo pin, man with white necktie, 1-1/8".  View   #V28089 VICTORIAN photo brooch of a man set in gold tone with pale blue and yellow enameled leaves and red rhinestones.   View   #V29598   VICTORIAN photo pin, young man with brunette hair, sweater in silver pop-out frame.    View   #V29315

 

VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia of little girl wearing sailor suit and hat.   View   #V29341 VICTORIAN photo pin, wide-eyed little girl with brunette curls, necktie, gold tone twist frame.    View   #V29314 VICTORIAN photo pin,  little brunette girl in sailor suit.   View   #V29316

 

VICTORIAN photo pin, little brunette girl wearing white dress sepia.    View   #V29317 VICTORIAN photo pin, mother and daughter.   View   #V29320 VICTORIAN photo pin, little girl in sweater in gold tone and blue forget-me-nots frame photo.   View   #V29318

 

VICTORIAN photo pin, blonde baby in oval hollow gold frame, some dents.   View   #V29350 VICTORIAN photo pin, little girl leaning on chair back, reverse marked, "WT Ross".   View   #V29513 VICTORIAN little girl in fancy coat button photo brooch, rev "Photo Button Co".   View   #V29514

 

  
VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia of a young girl holding a rose.   View   #V29323 VICTORIAN photo pin, young school girl in faceted gold filled setting.    View   #V29324 VICTORIAN photo brooch, little girl in sailor suit.  View   #V29325

 

VICTORIAN photo pin, enameled baby pin, as is.   View   #V29336 VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia of a little girl sucking her thumb button photo brooch, "Granley Photo Button, Chicago" on back.   View   #V29340 VICTORIAN photo pin, little brunette girl with bows on shoulders.   View   #V29337

 

VICTORIAN photo pin, blonde curly-haired boy in gold tone and red enamel twist setting.   View   #V29339 VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia of a smiling baby in gold filled twist frame.   View   #V29327 VICTORIAN photo pin, little girl in striped dress.   View   #V29322

 

  
VICTORIAN sepia photo pin, young girl in white ruffled dress.   View   #V29311 VICTORIAN photo pin,  young brunette girl in ruffled dress wearing a pendant.  View   #V29312 VICTORIAN photo pin, teenage girl with white hair bow in black twist frame.   View   #V29313

 

VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia of two little boys button pin.   View   #V29335 VICTORIAN photo pin, little brunette girl with long ringlets.   View   #V29334 VICTORIAN photo pin, little blonde boy in dark suit photo set in gold tone with aqua and white enamel brooch.   View   #V29344

 

VICTORIAN photo pin, son button photo pin.   View   #V29348 VICTORIAN photo pin, mother and son brooch.   View   #V29351 VICTORIAN photo pin, mother with twin babies photo brooch.   View   #V29352

 

VICTORIAN photo pin, tinted sepia of a lovely lady.   View   #V29332 VICTORIAN photo pin, lady in high-neck striped dress.   View   #V29329 VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia of a lady wearing a lace collar and heart pendant set in gold tone with aqua and white enamel frame brooch, pin missing.   View   #V29333

 

VICTORIAN photo pin, lady with spit-curls and pendant sepia.  View   #V29319 VICTORIAN photo pin, tintype of a lady.   View   #V29331 VICTORIAN photo pin, bejeweled lady photo stickpin.   View   #V29338

 

VICTORIAN photo pin, lady photo set in gold tone with clear rhinestone frame brooch.   View   #V29345 VICTORIAN photo pin, beveled glass cover, dressy man.   View   #V29328 VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia of a middle aged lady.   View   #V29326

 

VICTORIAN photo pin, boy and his mother tin type set in gold tone twist brooch.   View   #V29346 VICTORIAN hand tinted photo brooch of dapper young man.   View   #V29330 VICTORIAN photo pin, father and son photo brooch.   View   #V29354

 

VICTORIAN photo pin, lady photo set in gold tone with green enamel, domed glass cover brooch.   View   #V29347 VICTORIAN photo pin, lovely lady, scratched, rev "Made by Oncors & Zarion, NY".    View   #V29353 VICTORIAN photo pin, lovely lady with flowers in her hair photo brooch in twisted gold tone oval setting.   View   #V29349

 

VICTORIAN man in bow tie set in gold tone with red enamel.    View   #V29515 VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia button pin of handsome young man, reverse "Dad Keller curly hair, blue eyes, 189_".   View   #V29342 VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia of man facing left, broken glass cover.   View   #V29343

 

  
VICTORIAN photo pin, man in black enamel frame, 1-1/3".   View   #V28092 VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia of a mustachioed man.   View   #V29321 VICTORIAN daguerreotype of a lady in an "Oreo" frame, as is, with original pouch.   View   View   #V29603

 

VICTORIAN photo pin, sisters with lovely blond ringlets, an unusual subject, 1-1/4".   View   #V32516

VICTORIAN  photo pin, young man in suit and hat, 1".  View   #V32517

VICTORIAN photo pin, charming baby, 1-1/8".    View   #V32518


 

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