Vintage Miniature Portrait Pendant Charm Necklace, Rose Gold Gilt over Sterling Silver, Boho Bridal Jewelry
Vintage Miniature Portrait Pendant Charm Necklace, Rose Gold Gilt over Sterling Silver, Boho Bridal Jewelry

Vintage Miniature Portrait Pendant Charm Necklace, Rose Gold Gilt over Sterling Silver, Boho Bridal Jewelry

Regular price
$145.00
Sale price
$145.00

Originally an antique gilt silver brooch, we've repurposed this lovely antique miniature portrait painting as a pendant for new life in 2015; featuring a pretty young woman in a pose and 18th century attire reminiscent of the work of Thomas Gainsborough ( b. 1727- d. 1788). In fact, it's possible this was meant to evoke Gainsborough's "Portrait of Miss Evans", as often these miniature portraits were romanticized versions or studies of famous paintings of real people. Most likely painted on natural material or porcelain, as was the custom for such pieces. She's boldly detailed in beautiful colors, with an artistic eye to the complements of backround plum and the bottle green of her dress. The fluted pie-crust frame is sterling silver with a rose gold wash. Backed with white kid leather that still bears the remnants of a signature, and the original domed glass cover. Measuring approximately 1" in diameter and strung on a fine 16" antique rose gold-filled cable chain. In excellent condition with a rich antique patina on the front, some slight wear to the gilt finish, most notably the prongs in the front, and a few subtle marks on the back from the original pin findings. The portrait is complete without any visible evidence of damage or flaking paint, and the crystal is clear with very minimal rubbing. Someone suggested this might be a Hobe portrait; the original pin findings indicated circa 1910-1920. ❃ More Necklaces and Pendants: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective?section_id=13939717&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3 ❃ We are happy to offer layaway. For details and other policies please read my terms and conditions before purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective/policy USA - USPS First Class with tracking and insurance 2-3 business days Canada - USPS international first class with tracking and insurance 6-10 business days International - USPS international first class with tracking and insurance 5-10 business days Please convo me for rates and availability of shipping to your location