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Vintage Miniature seed pearl portrait rhinestone watch fob necklace Young Queen

Vintage Miniature seed pearl portrait by vintagesparkles on Etsy, $165.00

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Custom Lover's Eye Miniature Painting 18th 19th c. Century

Custom Lover's Eye Miniature Painting 18th 19th c. by Keelhauled

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Set of Two, Oval Miniature Portraits, Cameos, Wooden Frames, Ornate and Lovely - FREE SHIPPING within the continental US

Miniature Portrait

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Victorian Brooch Hand Painted Porcelain

Victorian Brooch Hand Painted Porcelain Here is a fabulous mid-Victorian era painted porcelain brooch featuring a lovely young woman in dress of Tudor England - possibly meant to be a Royal?. Brooch is HUGE and measures 2 1/2" across by 2 3/4" in heigh. With period correct tube hinge and a replacement secure clasp closure. In a rolled gold rope style mount, very common for the mid-Victorian era of 1850 - 1870. There are some solder spot between the porcelain brooch and mount -- this may have been a later replacement mount. In good condition - some light surface scratches and it could use a cleaning, but still a fabulous brooch with rare subject matter. Portrait jewelry can be hand painted on ivory, porcelain, paper or mother-of-pearl. It can be set in gold with precious gems, mounted on jet or simply costume jewelry. It can be a lovely lady, a dignified gentleman or a charming child. Portrait jewelry was a favorite with the sentimental Victorians, a personality captured in time and a classic fashion accessory. In the days before photography, a hand-painted portrait miniature was a desirable keepsake or love token. While some of these miniature art works were done of actual people including both royalty and everyday folks, others were painted of mythological characters and idealized lovely ladies. Settings range from the simplest rolled gold twist frame brooch to gem encrusted wonders. Artists who did portrait miniatures were called "limners" and they did not only pieces for jewelry, but also work meant to be framed for display, often in lacquered wood or ivory embellished frames. Some traveled from city to city taking commissions as they went. Please see my other Victorian brooches at http://www.etsy.com/shop/victoriansentiments?section_id=7179660

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RESERVED Signed Antique Portrait Miniature

Signed Antique Portrait Miniature

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Locket

Late 18th century Memorial locket