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Lovers Eyes

Heart-shaped gold ring with Hessonite garnet surround; sepia and embroidered hairwork image on reverse depicting interlocking hearts in front of an oak, ca.

Lovers eyes...

Lovers Eyes (Photo: M. Sean Pathasema, courtesy of the Skier Collection)

Eye Miniature Portrait  Gerald Sinclair Hayward (1845-1926), a Canadian miniature painter  1905    Late for eye miniatures, it is dated 1905 and is also quite unusual that it is a man's eye.

27 Eye Miniature Portrait Gerald Sinclair Hayward a Canadian miniature painter who was working in New York when this was painted Dated 1905

Oval brooch and pendant surrounded by 14 split pearls with 14 small satellite pearls; brown left eye. Inscribed initials on reverse: “J.A.T.,” “W.V.T.,” “J.M.T.” Circa 1835–40

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

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.

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, miniature eye portraits were all the rage. This was after the late 17th century rage for miniature portraits of any kind. They were painted most often using watercolor or gouache, on a substrate of ivory or parchment, then set into a bit of jewelry- a pin or pendant.  In Victorian times the eye portrait was often a piece of mourning jewelry, but the origin of this form was as a token of love.

Lover's Eye brooches - mourning or love token - early I adore mourning jewelry

incredible pieces of jewelry. I love the intrigue and meaning behind them as well

incredible pieces of jewelry. I love the intrigue and meaning behind them as…

vintage lover's eye ring jewelry

Victorian gold & blue guilloche enamel lovers knot ring with miniature eye painting

Sotheby’s. (2011, December 14). Lot 32: Collection of Four Portraits of Eyes,. Retrieved March 7, 2016, from http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2011/fine-jewels-/lot.32.html

The Look Of Love= Antique “Lover’s Eye” lockets are quite expensive, ranging in the thousands of dollars for one. The history of how these came to be fashionable is not only very interesting, but endearing.

(Pictured Above) An Antique Enamel and Gold “Lover's Eye” pendant, circa 1830 (Georgian Era) from the collection at FD Gallery.

History of "Lover's Eye" Jewelry (Pictured Above) An Antique Enamel and Gold “Lover’s Eye” pendant, circa 1830 (Georgian Era) from the collection at FD Gallery. The term “Lover’s Eye” was coined by.

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

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

A Georgian lover's eye ring with pearl surround; the clouds signify that the person has died. (georgianjewelry.com)

Very Rare Georgian Lover's Eye Ring

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.

"Ojos del Amor" o amantes que conspiran en el siglo 18-19. - Interesante y olvidados - vida y curiosidades de épocas pasadas.

Rose gold oval brooch surrounded by seed pearls with Prince of Wales’s Feathers, undated.

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