Hand painted miniature portraits were the predecessors of photographs. When there was no other way to record a likeness of someone, the miniatures were treasured and passed down in families. Some portrait miniatures were painted of a specific person, and others were of classic style beauties rather than a particular real person. Often, these pieces were made into jewelry and worn as decoration, such as our brooch. The Victorians loved to hearken back to earlier periods in time, and we think that this is such an example.
Finely hand painted on porcelain, this brooch depicts a young lady, with her blond hair styled in ringlets, and a wry smile on her face. Converted from a brooch, we have paired this lovely girl with a replica shank adorned with flowers on the shoulders. A wonderful, classic work of art which is essential to any collector of antique jewelry!
Size (can be resized): 8
Materials: Gold, hand painted porcelain
Metal: 14K yellow gold
Condition: Very good antique ring top; Excellent replica shank