Lover's Eye Brooch
The secret history of 'lover's eyes': In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy British and European 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. Experts believe that there are fewer than 1,000 “lover’s eyes” in existence today.
Antique "Lover's Eye" Brooch, depicting a pair of blue eyes within a gold frame designed as a serpent swallowing its tail, lg. 1 3/8 in. Georgian or Georgian style
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lovers' eye hairwork pin from 1853
*LOVERS EYE MEMORIAL GOLD HAIR RING DATED 1853 MAY 2nd*
1800's mourning locket
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Beautiful Lover's Eye Miniature Portrait Brooch - circa 1820
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lovers eye pin.
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VICTORIAN GOLD & BLUE GUILLOCHE ENAMEL LOVERS KNOT RING WITH EYE MINIATURE PAINTING
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Lover’s Eyes were miniature portraits of an eye painted onto brooches or pendants and exchanged between lovers, as only the holder knew who it was.
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late Georgian or Victorian snake pin with lovers eye
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That Bow: ladies like snakes
Lovers Eye, A lady's blue eye painted in miniature on ivory, in a gold a eye-shaped setting, early 19th century. "Portrait miniatures mounted as brooches were very popular items of jewelry during the 18th century. Toward the end of the century, an unusual variation became fashionable: the eye miniature, or lover's eye. These were miniature portraits of the eye of a loved one. There is a great deal of controversy and confusion over how this fashion trend began ..."
Georgian Lovers Eye
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georgian lovers eye ring
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Gold oval ring with white, blue and pink enamel, 1795.