"Feather In Her Cap"

SOLD Antique Silver, Turquoise & Hand Painted Enamel Portrait Brooch

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  • Regular price $750.00

 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 sold as souvenirs of a certain region, or to commemorate a holiday.

This brooch is possibly a souvenir depicting a famous person or ruler of the past. However, it could be a portrait of a particular lady. Regardless, her elegance and patriotism are obvious in this wonderful piece. Set in silver and ringed with Persian turquoise, she is a treasure you'll love to have in your collection!

Details (approximate)

Dimensions: 1.25"

Weight: 8.15 grams

Materials: Silver, Painted Enamel, Persian Turquoise

Marks: None

Condition: Very good Antique condition commensurate with age and wear