Old oval brooch and pendant surrounded by fourteen split pearls with fourteen small satellite pearls, ca. inscribed initials on reverse: J. Purchased from Leah Gordon Antiques, New York. Dimensions: × 1 × in.
philamuseum: Staff Pick: The fad for “eye miniatures” started in the late eighteenth century as a way for secret lovers to send a memento in which the owner of the eye was recognizable only to the recipient.