Is it a fair-well hug or simply a Valentine touch? Whatever the meaning, it is a superb painting done on a thin wafer and set in 18K gold (tested and guaranteed). The painting is done in sepia with delicate coloration. Often these paintings are dedicated as memorial pieces. This is especially unique and we believe it fits into the "sentimental" category.
The reverse is fitted with a locket back that hold a fine design of woven hair. The pin and clasp are original and in excellent working order. A ring bale allows for the piece to be worn as a pendant.
It measures 2 inches top to bottom and is 1 and 1/8 at the widest point. The glass cover has a minor scratch that we see only with magnification.
We have never seen this specific scene before. It is an exquisite piece of Georgian artistry.