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PORTRAIT JEWELRY


VICTORIAN MINIATURE PORTRAITS


Hand painted miniature portraits were the
predecessors of photography. In an age when no other means of preserving
a likeness was available, a hand painted portrait was a treasure and a
legacy passed from generation to generation. Painting surfaces for these
miniature works of art varied from porcelain and celluloid to ivory.
Some portrait
miniatures were done of famous "beauties" of the era, others were of
classic style beauties rather than a particular real person.





PORTRAIT
hand painted portrait on ivory, lady with jewelry.
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View #a26477


PORTRAIT
hand painted portrait on ivory, lady in empire dress, "Blessington"
marked on back. View
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View #a26478

Countess Blessington, 1789-1849.




CUPIDS hand painted on ivory in
soft delicate colors set into a gold colored metal frame with hinged
stand.
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View #A50473

CUPID hand painted on ivory in
soft delicate colors set into a gold colored metal frame with hinged
stand and bow motif on top.
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View #A50474

PORTRAIT enamel on metal
detailed and lovely lady in metal frame,
View #a26191





PORTRAIT of Countess
Blessington hand painted on ivory and framed in ivory, probably circa 1960s.
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View #a26591

VICTORIAN hand painted
portrait of a lady in a tortoise frame.
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View #a26493


VICTORIAN PORTRAIT BROOCHES
Hand painted pieces, transfers and hand detailed
transfers




PORTRAIT 2-1/8″ brooch hand
painted on porcelain in a twisted gold tone setting.
View #V23717

VICTORIAN carte de Vista of a lady
wearing the same brooch shown at left.

VICTORIAN portrait
brooch 2-1/4" in gold tone frame.
View #V24860




VICTORIAN
jet with "Vagabond Boy" portrait on porcelain pierced earrings, 2".
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View #V27912

VICTORIAN
hand painted child pendant, crack on front and repair on loop, 1-3/4".
View #V27781


VICTORIAN
"Vagabond Boy" transfer brooch with hand painted details,
circa 1880, 2". See Bell’s "Victorian Jewelry" page 143.
View #V27842




PORTRAIT
transfer on
porcelain portrait brooch, lady with green veil, 1-1/2".
View #Y25355
VICTORIAN painted
porcelain portrait brooch, 2" with tiny factory face "dimple".
View #V24885

VICTORIAN vintage lady
painted on porcelain portrait pin.
View #V24933




VICTORIAN carte de vista showing a lady wearing a
portrait brooch.
VICTORIAN
portrait brooch, 2-1/2″. This lady dressed in plum is delicately hand
painted on a porcelain disk set into a twisted gold filled setting. Notice
the detail of the feather in her hat.
View #V22943
VICTORIAN carte de vista showing a lady wearing a portrait brooch.




PORTRAIT BROOCH set in
carved mother-of-pearl frame, 1-5/8 inch
brooch. View
#V16362


VICTORIAN
hand painted portrait earrings.
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View #V18695

VICTORIAN painted portrait
brooch in a twisted gold tone frame, 1-1/2".
View #V16063


VICTORIAN transfer and hand
painted lady picking roses brooch set in twisted gold framed brooch with
safety, 2-1/4″. View
View #V26081


20th CENTURY PORTRAIT JEWELRY

In the 20th century, hand painted miniatures painted on acetate were
used as decorative devices for jewelry and accessories. Ordered from a
sample, strips of the same design were hand duplicated to specification.




COURTING COUPLE hand
painted on acetate.

HAND PAINTED
strip of courting couple scenes.

HAND PAINTED
Classical woman portrait.




ELEGANT LADY and her kitten hand
painted on acetate, signed "Dimarch".

BACK of hand
painted portrait showing description and inventory numbers.

HAND PAINTED
blue boy on acetate, signed "Dimarch".



PORTRAIT hand painted portrait
brooch in lacy silver filigree hearts setting, 1-5/8". The portrait is
delicately painted on celluloid and mounted behind glass, circa 1960.
View #Q33558
PORTRAIT hand painted portrait
brooch in lacy silver filigree setting, 1-5/8". The portrait is delicately
painted on celluloid and mounted behind glass and it is signed by the
artist, circa 1960.
View #Q33559




ROSENSTEIN hand
painted portrait brooch in gold tone with artificial pearls and clear
rhinestones. View
#X26513

ROSENSTEIN
elegant lady portrait brooch in gold tone heraldic style
setting with artificial pearls and clear rhinestones.
#X11708

ROSENSTEIN hand painted
blue boy portrait brooch in gold tone with artificial pearls and clear rhinestones.
View #X26514




HAND PAINTED flowers on acetate.

HAND PAINTED
flowers on acetate.
HAND PAINTED flowers brooch.
#Y1419

BACK
stamp "Peint Main [ hand painted}, M. Giraudet,
Made in France".




HAND PAINTED violets on acetate.

HAND PAINTED
heraldic emblems on acetate.

HAND PAINTED
heraldic emblem on acetate.




ROSENSTEIN sterling
vermeil and clear rhinestones hand painted Degas-style ballerina brooch,
1-5/8". View
#X22135

ROSENSTEIN portrait jewelry.

ROSENSTEIN
portrait pendant in gold tone with clear rhinestone accents. #X13719




HASKELL/VRBA this fabulous portrait pin was made for a Broadway play
by Larry Vrba when he was the designer for Miriam Haskell Jewelry. There was more regal-looking jewelry made for the same
play, and I dream of finding other pieces.
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#H10012

PORTRAIT JEWELRY
by Rosenstein, Haskell and Florenza.
FLORENZA
portrait brooch/frame. It is interesting that this is so similar to the
Rosenstein portrait brooch, and that the portrait is the same
as the Haskell/Vrba brooch, both shown at left.
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#X21469




HAND PAINTED lady with floral cape brooch, marked “TA
Motts Made in
England” , 1-3/4″. View
View #Y26454

FLORENZA portrait
brooch/pendant in textured gold tone setting with flower and leaf design,
2".
View #L24823

PORTRAIT
marked "TA Motts Made in England" hand painted portrait pin, lady dressed in
1800’s fashions, 2-1/3".
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View #V25991



FLORENZA 2" portrait locket
pendant on 22" chain and 1-1/8" earrings.
View #L24837

ROSENFELT oval black suede bag
with a center painted medallion depicting 18th century style couple mounted
in an elaborate blue and turquoise enameled frame, 11" by 11", circa 1950. View
#P20991