photo of a brooch with an image of an eye in the middle, surrounded by a bird and a green stone by Zoe Arnold

photo of a brooch with an image of an eye in the middle, surrounded by a bird and a green stone by Zoe Arnold

Eye miniature Circa 1800  An enigmatic enamel eye in the overall eye shape referred to as a shuttle shape, used only for a few years around 1790-1800 or a touch later.  The enameled eye is surrounded by a row of pearls. It measures 1 1/16  inches long by 9/16 inches high, so is quite petite. It is set into rose gold. The eye is blue, with tiny lashes and detail down to the corner of the eye, and lifelike skin and all.

Eye miniature Circa 1800 An enigmatic enamel eye in the overall eye shape referred to as a shuttle shape, used only for a few years around 1790-1800 or a touch later. The enameled eye is surrounded by a row of pearls. It measures 1 1/16 inches long by 9/16 inches high, so is quite petite. It is set into rose gold. The eye is blue, with tiny lashes and detail down to the corner of the eye, and lifelike skin and all.

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