An Antique English Victorian Eye Miniature Brooch, circa 1840 15K yellow gold, formed as a wicker basket with two twisted rope handles, applied with a flower set with a cabochon turquoise, the leaves and petals set with rose-cut diamonds, the back mounted with a circular portrait eye miniature of a gentleman’s three quarter partial profile with a brown eye and curly brown hair under glass. The illustration shows both the front & back of the piece.
A gold pendant, circa 1820, containing a watercolour on ivory miniature of a female eye with brown iris and brown curl. The eye is set amidst clouds, symbolic of mourning. The pendant measures 1 and 1/8 inches by 3/4 of an inch. The painting is well executed on this completely original Georgian eye miniature. sold
Portrait of a Right Eye, English, about 1800. Philadelphia Museum of Art. In the 18th & 19th c, wealthy lovers exchanged “eye miniatures”—love tokens so clandestine that even now, in the majority of cases, it is impossible to identify their recipients or the people they depict.
Georgian Eye Miniature Ring Case Exquisite ivory ring case, circa 1790, decorated with gold pique-point work and set with an ivory on watercolour eye miniature of an eye with blue iris. No doubt a special commission, the case is fitted to interior with velvet lining for rings.
Yellow-gold brooch surrounded by red coral; blue right eye. Initials “MN” in interlaced cursive cipher engraved on reverse....