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.
Presented lover's eye brooch is from Georgian period C. late 1700's. The eye watercolor miniature is covered with beveled cut crystal. The flat frame around the eye is made of solid rose gold. The furthermost scalloped repousse frame is made of gold case base metal as well as the back of the brooch. C clasp.
The brooch measures 17mm X 12mm.
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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