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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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    Lover's Eye Brooch

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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

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    lovers' eye hairwork pin from 1853

    *LOVERS EYE MEMORIAL GOLD HAIR RING DATED 1853 MAY 2nd*

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    Lovers Eye Ring

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    1800's mourning locket

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    Cosway, Eye of Mrs Fitzherbert

    Cosway, Eye of Mrs Fitzherbert

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

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    Beautiful Lover's Eye Miniature Portrait Brooch - circa 1820

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    lovers eye pin.

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    Lovers Eye

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    Antique lovers eye pendants. Painted on ivory.

    The Seven Deadly Sinners: Antique Eyes on Ebay

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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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    Georgian Lovers Eye

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    “Lover’s eye”, eye miniature on ivory, c. 1830’s. Hand-painted miniature of a left hazel eye on ivory in heart-shaped pendant.   Eye miniat...

    LOVERS EYE

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    (via Very Rare Georgian Lover’s Eye Ring - The Three Graces) Man, I love these.  When the image of an eye was in a memorial piece, it was typically placed in the sky or within clouds to symbolize that the individual was no longer of this earth. Rings incorporating a lover’s eye are the rarest of the genre and we of The Three Graces have had only one other ring in our history. This one, circa 1790 displays the elongated form, popular only in the late 18th century when it passed from favor

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    georgian lovers eye ring

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    Georgian Ring

    Eye Miniatures

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    Georgian Memorial Ring

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    Georgian Ring

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    Georgian Ring

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    Georgian Ring

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    Georgian Ring

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    Gold oval ring with white, blue and pink enamel, 1795.

    The secret history of “lover’s eyes” | Slide Show - Salon.com

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