Lover's Eye Brooch

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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.
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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

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

lovers' eye hairwork pin from 1853

LOVERS EYE MEMORIAL GOLD HAIR RING DATED 1853 MAY 2nd

The eye of Mrs Maria Anne Fitzherbert, secret wife of the Prince Regent. Watercolour on ivory, 1786

The eye of Mrs Maria Anne Fitzherbert, secret wife of the Prince Regent. Watercolour on ivory, 1786

Beautiful Lover's Eye Miniature Portrait Brooch - circa 1820

Hearts in Flight - Poesy Ring of 1754

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