Exceptional AUTHENTIC 14ct Rose Gold Georgian REGENCY C1770 sepia miniature hand painted mourning locket with seed-pearl surround & seed pearl bale so it can be worn on a thin chain as a pendant. Box in photographs not included but item comes in handsome presentation box. MINIATURE STILL UNDER ORIGINAL CRYSTAL GLASS. The back also has the original crystal glass locket for a lock of hair but you could have a jeweller put a photograph inside. Over 250 years old, this piece is in lovely condition for such a historic piece. The exquisite miniature hand painted portrait was painted under the expensive new scientific accessory of the Regency Era – a magnifying glass which were the preserve of aristocratic women. This miniature hand-painted portrait is set in solid gold & surrounded in seed pearls depicts an Aristocratic woman wearing an the elaborate Middle Eastern headdress popular amongst the aristocratic intellectual women of the Regency Mayfair Salons frequented by beau monde of Regency England such as those attended by Byron Elizabeth Montagu, Queen Charlotte, Gainsborough & Angelica Kauffman. NB Chain in photograph not included. Priced so low for fast sale. Please use HD photographs for description. I want my buyers to be happy so please ask questions. I’ll be adding more items to my shop in coming days & weeks as I’m leaving my family home in Mayfair to smaller room with family where I can be cared for full time. The item “ANTIQUE GEORGIAN 14ct GOLD HAND-PAINTED MINIATURE SEED PEARLS MOURNING LOCKET” is in sale since Monday, January 09, 2017. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Pre-1837″. The seller is “queenofmayfair” and is located in london, London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Main Gemstone: Pearl
- Metal: Rose Gold
- Type: Pendant/ Locket
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Gold Quality: 14Carat