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I’m happy to have a class scheduled for early next year at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria VA. All materials will be included in the class. Here’s the link for sign up for the February…

Lover’s Eye Token Class Coming in February

Love Token by theresa mARTin

Secret Love Tokens

theresa mARTin Love Token ***could I use this idea to make an embellishment on one of my bottles.

Memorandum Case with a Portrait of a Woman's Left Eye with an insert of seven ivory leaves and two pencils. Made in England c. 1800. Watercolor on ivory.

Lover's eye in watercolor on ivory, set in memorandum case with guilloché enamel and pearls. English, circa Memorandum case with an insert of seven ivory leaves and two pencils.

An enamel and seed-pearl brooch/pendant, c.1810, enclosing a lover's eye surrounded by clouds, signifying that the loved one is in heaven.

"An enamel and seed-pearl brooch/pendant, enclosing a lover's eye surrounded by clouds, signifying that the loved one is in heaven.According to the experts Reddington-Dawes and Collings, a fake.

GEORGIAN-PAINTED-LOVERS-EYE-GOLD-BROOCH-WITH-DIAMONDS-GARNETS-c-1800s

GEORGIAN PAINTED LOVERS EYE GOLD BROOCH WITH DIAMONDS & GARNETS c 1800's

Lover’s Eyes: How Eye Miniatures Became the Mood Rings of the Late 1700s | Vanity Fair

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.

Philadelphia Museum of Art | Our Story 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.  “Portrait of a Right Eye,” c. 1800, England

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.

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