Rare Georgian Lovers Eye Miniature Gold & Garnet Pendant 1790 Private Collection
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Rare Georgian Lovers Eye Miniature Gold & Garnet Pendant 1790 Private Collection:
RARE GEORGIAN LOVERS EYE MINIATURE GOLD & GARNET PENDANT 1790 PRIVATE COLLECTION Description
Genuine antique from a private collection put together over many years.
A finely painted late 18th century 'Lovers Eye' miniature in a gold and garnet set pendant. Inside the glazed locket is a curl of hair around the eye and to the reverse is painteda sepia letter 'J'. The eye looks to be painted on natural wafer but we cannot open the back to check.
It has been verbally verified as genuine and circa 1790by two leading sale houses in the UK.
Measures 1" wide overall the glazed centre section measures 1/2" wide.
Total weight is 6.9 grams.
The gold setting is around 15 carat and the garnets are all in very good condition with no chips or scratches. The glass covers on both sides are also good with very minor wear not visible to the naked eye.
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Payment to be made within 48 hours of the sales end and contact within 24 hours please.
Postage will be by special delivery in the UK £6.50
and by FedEx for overseas buyers £28.
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