Lovely hand painted brooch with much detailing in the painting. The scene depicts a black and white painting of a young man presenting a bouquet of flowers to the lady of his heart. They are standing in an area with a gate on either side and sprawling trees in the background. It’s just a lovely scene, a bit different and more explicit than most silhouette pins of this era. The painting is done on the underside, or reverse side of the slightly domed glass which is framed in a lovely stepped border- the closest being bezel set on the top, with a finely detailed outer border.
Back of pin has an old “C” catch pin back fastener in which the pin is extended beyond the “C” clasp closure. In 1910 the roll over safety clasp was invented. This pretty brooch dates from the Victorian Era.
Measures 1-1/2” in diameter. Condition is A1. The glass is smooth and clear and the framing is just charming.
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