This is one of a kind truly exquisite example of Georgian sentimental Jewellery. Usually portraits of this kind are seen in navette shaped rings but this is a larger piece and is made into a pin/brooch or can be worn as a pendant. The painting is of exceptional quality with incredible detail and contains tiny fragments of hair within the paint to texture the grass. This neo classical scene is that of two woman in mourning grieving at the tomb of a loved one upon which an urn draped with a flower garland stands.
The brooch measures 4cm by 3.5cm.
The metal is made from 15ct rose gold there are no hallmarks- the metal has been professionally tested.
The condition of this miniature portrait is exquisite, beautiful in every way for such an old piece there are very few faults to the brooch. There is two tiny indentations on the back near the hinge (hardly noticeable) and there is a small faint scratch to the glass near the urn. There are also two areas to the gold that have darkened around the edge on the left side of the portrait. None of these mentioned detract from the beauty of this piece. It has a hook under c-clasp on the back which is working well with a firm secure closure.
Every time a look at this brooch/pendant I am struck by the beautiful quality of this piece. Georian miniature portrait mourning pieces of this kind in such good condition are incredibly rare and very sought after and collectable. This one would be an exceptional piece to add to a collection. Please scroll back up and super size the pictures to see just how beautiful it is.
Please note: The antique box that is pictured is for display purpose only and is not included in the sale. Pictures are true to colour are magnified to show detail please refer to dimensions for actual size. This item will sent in a brand new antique style gift box and packaged with care to ensure it reaches you safely.
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