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.
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
ANTIQUE LOVERS EYE BROOCH, DEPICTING A PAIR OF BLUE EYES WITHIN A GOLD FRAME DESIGNED AS A SERPENT SWALLOWING ITS TAIL, Fascinating idea, eh?
lovers' eye hairwork pin from 1853
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lovers' eye hairwork pin from 1853 Fascinating "Mourning Ring" with the eye to symbolize "out of sight" but not forgotten
*LOVERS EYE MEMORIAL GOLD HAIR RING DATED 1853 MAY 2nd*
Lovers Eye Ring
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1800's mourning locket
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1800's mourning locket with hand painted eye miniature.
Lover's eye pendant
Cosway, Eye of Mrs Fitzherbert
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R. Cosway, The Eye of Mrs. Fitzherbert, 1786 spriteinthecity: See The Lover’s Eye for some interesting background!
The Eye of Mrs. Fitzherbert, R. Cosway, 1786 pinned with Bazaart pinned with Bazaart
Richard Cosway, The Eye of Mrs. Fitzherbert, 1786. Writes Tsandi Crew: "Small paintings of eyes first became popular during the late eighteenth century. They reminded wearers of a loved one, whose identity remained a secret. One of the earliest known eye miniatures was painted in 1786 by the English artist Richard Cosway for the Prince of Wales, later King George IV. The miniature showed the eye of Mrs. Fitzherbert, the prince’s mistress".
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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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A Lover’s Eye - The eye of Mrs Maria Anne Fitzherbert c.1786. (Royal Collection). The eye that started it all. "The invention of "A Lover's Eye" is credited to Mrs. Fitzherbert. It is believed that sometime around 1785 Mrs. Fitzherbert commissioned Richard A. Cosway, a London miniaturists, to paint one of her eyes. The portrait was done on ivory, placed behind glass and set within a locket.
Beautiful Lover's Eye Miniature Portrait Brooch - circa 1820
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Exceptional Lover's Eye Miniature Portrait Brooch - The Three Graces
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lover's eye brooch 1820
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Remembrance Jewelry antique | lovers eye
lovers eye pin.
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Candice Hern | Romance Author Eye brooch, probably a mourning brooch
A gentleman's brown eye painted in miniature on ivory, set in gold with black enamel and seed pearls. The combination of a black border and seed pearls (which can symbolize tears) marks this as a mourning brooch. ⅞" ⅝" Early 19th century
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Lovers Eye with amazing color combinations
Hill Country House: Lover's Eyes at the Birmingham Museum of Art
A gentleman's blue eye painted on ivory, set in gold with garnets. Clouds surrounding the eye sometimes represent a deceased person gazing out from heaven. Uncertain if initials DD belong to the artist or the sitter. 1¾" x 1½" Early 19th century.
Antique lovers eye pendants. Painted on ivory.
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4 Georgian Mourning pins: The rubies symbolize courage and purity, and the cat's eye, platonic love.
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VICTORIAN GOLD & BLUE GUILLOCHE ENAMEL LOVERS KNOT RING WITH EYE MINIATURE PAINTING
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Antique Lover's Eye Ring
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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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Lover's Eye brooch.
lover's eye pin circa 1810
Victorian Lover's Eyes Pendants - usually that of a loved one or a deceased loved one - can be a form of mourning jewelry - This was worn by MEN & WOMEN!!!!!
Lover's eye portrait pin with seed pearls, circa 1810
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late Georgian or Victorian snake pin with lovers eye
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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 ..."
A lady's blue eye painted in miniature on ivory, in a gold eye-shaped setting. ½" x ¾" Early 19th century.
Georgian 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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Rare Gold Georgian Lovers Blue Eye Ring - 1794 from Etsy shop aCatandaCrow
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Lover's eye miniature pendant Georgian C. 1790 (i like the idea of making eye pendants)
Georgian eye miniature portrait 1790
Lover's eye miniature pendant, Georgian, circa 1790: Expressive brown female eye miniature, watercolor on ivory, set in a modified heart motif surrounded by garnets.
In the late 18th Century the Prince of Wales (later George IV) wanted to exchange a token of love with the Catholic widow Maria Fitzherbert. The court denounced the romance as unacceptable, though a court miniaturist developed the idea of painting the eye and the surrounding facial region as a way of keeping anonymity. There have been a number of eye portrait forgeries due to their desirability and low production. Collectors should be cautious when purchasing a piece to ensure its authenticity.
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Georgian lovers eye miniature ring c1800
"Georgian eye miniature ring Circa 1800, English" I sooo wanted to fit one of these "lovers' eye" pieces of jewelry into one of the Kat books...sadly, there was never the right kind of space for one in a plot! Maybe one day...
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Georgian Mourning Ring c1800: In Mourning jewelry, the stones used are all symbolic for hidden meanings. The black color if done in Jet stone represents sadness and grief, and if in Onyx, it means discordance, fear and sadness.
Lover's Eye ring
Georgian Eye Miniature Ring To be able to make eye contact with your lover all day. One of the shortest British jewelry trends, about 30 years in the late 1700. I am such a romantic and love delicate, tiny, precious objects.
Georgian blue eye in clouds ring
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 Locket, Gerald Sinclair Hayward (1845-1926), a Canadian miniature painter. On the bottom are the initials "GSH" and the date of "1905". This measures just over 1 3/4 inches long by 1 3/8 inches across.
Eye Miniature Portrait Gerald Sinclair Hayward (1845-1926), a Canadian miniature painter 1905 Late for eye miniatures, it is dated 1905 and is also quite unusual that it is a man's eye.
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1816 Georgian eye ring.
Vintage 'Lover's Eye' miniature ring
High-carat gold ring, dated 1816, a chased shank with floral design, to which is set a watercolor on ivory miniature of a female eye, under crystal. The ring is engraved to reverse AG 24 May 1816.
Gold oval ring with white, blue and pink enamel, 1795.