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The Pre Holiday Jewels & Collectibles Sale

Thu, Dec 14, 2023 12:00PM EST
Lot 73

Antique Woman's Lover's Eye Portrait Miniature Brooches

Estimate: $1,250 - $1,900

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English Antique Lover's eye portraits miniature brooches. circa 1840-50. The charming oval-shaped portrait miniature is mounted in a 14k yellow Gold repoussé frame with a pin back with a leaf design on each side. The portrait is of a woman's right eye. Dimensions: 1.4 x 1.2 inches. Total weight: 11.7 grams. The charming square-shaped portrait miniature is mounted in a 10k yellow Gold and silver repoussé frame with a pin back with 10 cabochon Garnets on the sides. The portrait is of a woman's eyes. Dimensions: 0.9 x 0.7 inches. Total weight: 3.9 grams. Eye miniatures or Lovers' eyes were Georgian miniatures, normally watercolour depicting the eye or eyes of a spouse, loved one or child. These were usually commissioned for sentimental reasons and were often worn as bracelets, brooches, pendants or rings with richly decorated frames


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