Lovers' eyes miniatures were in favor in Georgian times, normally watercolor, depicting the eye or eyes of a spouse, loved one or a child. These were usually worn as bracelets, brooches, pendants or rings with richly decorated frames, serving the same emotional purpose as lockets hiding portraits or locks of hair. This fashion started in the late 1700s and miniaturists such as Richard Cosway and George Engleheart were authors of some of the first pieces.
Georgian 10K rose gold lover's eye brooch measures 17mm X 13mm. and weighs 1.3grams. Water color eye miniature covered with domed crystal. surrounded with gold milgrain trim. C clasp. No hallmarks, 10K gold tested. There are a few small dents on the front of the pin. The box is for display only and not included.
This pin is a part of my collection which I gathered for many years.
The brooch is in very good condition commensurate with age.
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