This is an extremely beautiful and unusual brass letter clip dating from the Victorian period. It is exquisitely decorated with a swirling motif covering what is possibly mourning hair underneath but I can't be sure hence the low price.
This is an antique object, well over 100 years old, and some of the material or hair has become unwoven around the edges. The decorative piece on the top of the clip is slightly loose and moves a little. The clip works perfectly and is very strong. The word ‘patent’ is etched into the back.
This amazing and rare little item measures approx. 5.5cm x 3cm.