Early 1900s French Brooch w/ MIniature Painting of Church

This is an unusual circa early 1900s French brooch containing an impressionistic miniature painting of a church under an arched glass cover. The setting is brass. The back has an old fashioned trombone style sliding tube clasp. It is marked FRANCE and a makers mark of GIL inside a diamond shape. the painting is also signed but is illegible to me. The church resembles Sacre Coeur Basilica, but may be another landmark church.

The brooch measures 1" x 1.5". The painting along measures .75" x 1".

Condition is good with expected patina.

This is quite an unusual brooch. I quite like miniature paintings in antique and vintage jewelry. What better way to wear a piece of art.

Item ID: Ma14pab614


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Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Gold & Multi, Size: No size

$75 USD

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Kathy Turner, Arlington, VA   

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