Exquisite Hand Painted Brooch with Country Scene - Circa 1840

Finely painted brooch, dating from about 1830 - 1850. Although I acquired this in London, the history suggests that it is French. The scene is painted on the reverse of glass - the brush strokes are tiny, but visible under magnification. We see an idealized country scene with a rustic gazebo and arched stone bridge over a little steam. There are two figures: a girl in a bonnet and pink dress, and a man in the distance near a lake.

The brooch is 2" x 1 1/2", with a gilded metal frame and c-clasp. The back of the painting is covered by a sheet of mother-of-pearl.

There is some separation of the image from the glass at the edges of the painting. Unfortunately, this is seen in most examples of this beautiful old art form. This is probably due to some moisture contamination in the distant past.

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Item ID: J-1136


Shipping is always at cost - no extra charges. I am always happy to combine orders to save on postage, and I will happily refund any postage overcharge.

Exquisite Hand Painted Brooch with Country Scene - Circa 1840

Exquisite Hand Painted Brooch with Country Scene - Circa 1840
Exquisite Hand Painted Brooch with Country Scene - Circa 1840
Exquisite Hand Painted Brooch with Country Scene - Circa 1840
Exquisite Hand Painted Brooch with Country Scene - Circa 1840

Finely painted brooch, dating from about 1830 - 1850. Although I acquired this in London, the history suggests that it is French. The scene is painted on the reverse of glass - the brush strokes are tiny, but visible under magnification. We see an idealized country scene with a rustic gazebo and arched stone bridge over a little steam. There are two figures: a girl in a bonnet and pink dress, and a man in the distance near a lake.

The brooch is 2" x 1 1/2", with a gilded metal frame and c-clasp. The back of the painting is covered by a sheet of mother-of-pearl.

There is some separation of the image from the glass at the edges of the painting. Unfortunately, this is seen in most examples of this beautiful old art form. This is probably due to some moisture contamination in the distant past.

US insured shipping is free, foreign orders are at cost.

Item ID: J-1136


Shipping is always at cost - no extra charges. I am always happy to combine orders to save on postage, and I will happily refund any postage overcharge.

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