From an era before photography when hand painted portraits were beloved keepsakes.
It is unsigned and likely painted by a limner.(Limners were often anonymous, traveling from town to town in search of work.)
Circa 1890-1900 (late Victorian)
Double twist gold-filled mounting.
Pin back was professionally replaced many years ago as it is an early form of "safety" clasp. This translates to worry free wear!
Very large size!!! 3 x 2.25 inches ((7.6 x 6.4 cm)
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