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Victorian Photographic Jewelry



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VICTORIAN
PHOTOGRAPHIC JEWELRY





VICTORIAN PHOTOGRAPHIC JEWELRY

Victorian jewelry is as complex in it’s symbolism, sentiment and
design as the fashion, architecture and decor of the time. Worn as an
ornament, a love token or a remembrance, jewelry not only completed the
well-dressed lady’s costume but also denoted her position in society,
her marital status and her sense of self. Since the Victorian era
stretched over six decades, many types of jewelry came and went in
vogue. Mass production made jewelry available to the widest number of
buyers in the broadest range of designs ever seen before in history.
When it came to formal occasions, the "more is better" theme of the
Victorian era carried over into how jewelry was worn by royalty and the
aristocracy. Paintings of Queen Victoria and other royals at state
occasions show multiple brooches, swags, earrings, bracelets and hair
ornaments.

Photography was an invention of the
Victorian era, and photographic jewelry represented a permanent way to
document beloved friends and family. Since the opportunity to be
photographed was not as prevalent as it is now, a photo was a precious
thing. Worn as brooches, cufflinks, fobs and pendants, these faces from
the past were often mounted in non-precious metals under crystal or
celluloid covers for protection.

Collectors especially appreciate pictures of lovely women and children,
Civil War soldiers and subjects wearing interesting clothing or jewelry.
The addition of engraving, especially dates and love messages, makes the
piece more interesting.





PHOTO PIN
Great Aunt Mary and Grandmother Agnes as young girls, 1890’s. View

VICTORIAN lady photo
14k yellow gold brooch with seed pearls,
black enameling, scroll design, safety chain, 1-1/3".
View
View #V27581

VICTORIAN hand tinted little girl photo brooch with seed
pearls set in sterling, 7/8". #V27599




PHOTO PIN My very
bearded great great grandfather, circa 1870. View

PHOTO BROOCH
of my favorite Aunt Sissie (Cornelia Bennett Negley), circa 1910.

PHOTO PIN of three of
my Victorian-era uncles.
View




VICTORIAN
photo brooch in gold filled frame showing a lovely lady wearing her fanciest
hat, 2". View
#V25999

VICTORIAN
round glass locket with star motif, ruby and pearls, 1-1/2", on 10k yellow
gold chain. View
#V26680

VICTORIAN 1-3/4 inch
hair and photo memorial swivel brooch. A very unusual
couple. The back compartment
contains very blond hair.
View
#V18650




VICTORIAN swivel
brooch double photo brooch, ship’s wheel shaped frame, 3".
View
View
View #V27782

VICTORIAN
swivel double photo brooch, buckle motif frame, 1-5/8".
View #V27780
VICTORIAN swivel
brooch, lady wearing locket photo on front and woven hair on back, 2-1/4".
View #V27783




VICTORIAN gentleman
photo brooch set in gold with hook on back, photo shows spots and stains,
2-3/4".
View #V27365

VICTORIAN swivel
brooch with charming little girl wearing a hand-knit sweater and carved jet beads
and holding her toy ball on one side, and a hand stitched floral
bouquet on the other, 1-5/8".
View
View #V29249

VICTORIAN gentleman
photo on porcelain brooch set in silver tone, 2-1/4".
View #V27364


Mammoth Wholesale Jewelers Catalogue, 1894
Box and glass brooches for one and two pictures including revolving
brooches.





VICTORIAN black enamel with
seed pearls and gold detailing brooch with hinged photo compartment on back.
View #V29582

VICTORIAN yellow gold filled swivel photo brooch
with early 1900s photos on both sides, 2-1/3" by 2".
View #V31346

VICTORIAN photo brooch,
soldier in beautifully designed frame brooch with hair compartment and
pendant loop on back.
View #V29584









VICTORIAN silver hand made
pendant with a photo of a little boy on one side, and a lock of his hair
tied with a ribbon and his baby ring on the other.
View
View #V29576
VICTORIAN Aesthetic style
yellow gold filled with rose gold overlay oval brooch with a parrot in a
swing and a little girl in fur cap and collar photo on the reverse, 1-3/4".
View
View #V29577
VICTORIAN swivel brooch with
daguerreotypes of a wife wearing a cameo and gold long chain and earrings
with crocheted collar and on the reverse, her husband, 1-7/8".
View #V29478




VICTORIAN black enameled
"In Memory Of" gentleman photo brooch, 2".
View #V27366


CUFFLINKS
The photos of these two unidentified gentlemen were made
into cuff links, 3/4".
View
#V26680

VICTORIAN bearded
gentleman photo set in gold tone brooch, 1-3/4".
View #V27367


VICTORIAN 15ct 625
yellow gold and pearls boxed brooch and earrings set, hallmarked and dated
1896-97, in the original box. The brooch is 1-1/2" and the earrings 5/8"
wide with a total length of 7/8". A photo compartment on the back holds a
picture of a smiling little boy.
View
View
View
View
View
View #V33148






VICTORIAN swivel
pin with 1920’s lady photos, 1-5/8".
View #V28064

VICTORIAN
large ivory deer
swivel brooch with photo reverse, 2-5/8".

View


View
#V28591
PHOTOGRAPH multi-colored enamel photo portrait pendant signed on the
back and dated 1903.
View
View
#V23944




PHOTO jewelry, frames, easels and charms from the
John Fryxell Catalogue 1902.
JEWELER’S findings and photo frames from the
John Fryxell Catalogue 1902
.

PHOTO frames, round, from the John Fryxell
Catalogue 1902
.




VICTORIAN brooch,
bearded man photo, 1-3/4".
View #V27777

VICTORIAN swivel
brooch, young boy photos in loop and ball frame, 2-1/4". See Christie
Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 70.
View #V27785

VICTORIAN solider
photo in oval pendant, 2-1/8".
View
View #V27339










VICTORIAN photo brooch of
little girl in straw hat set in gold tone twist frame.
View #V29596
VICTORIAN pocket watch style
gold filled double sided locket pendant with photo a lady on one side and a
gent on the other, original box, solder repair.
View
View
View #V29604
VICTORIAN rolled gold
sweetheart photo pendant with girl photo on one side and lock of hair on the
other. View
#V29599




VICTORIAN photo pin, man
with hair wave pointy moustache, 1-5/8".
View #V28090
VICTORIAN lady wearing a portrait
or photo brooch.
VICTORIAN photo pin, man
young with white collar and cravat, 1".
View #V28088




VICTORIAN photo
brooch, lady wearing bar pin, circa 1890, 1-1/2".
View #V28118

VICTORIAN lapel
photo pins royalty set, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Edward, Princess Alexandra,
quite rare, 1" each.
View #V28554


VICTORIAN
tiny sterling baby photo charm engraved, "But Thou,
God’s Darling Heed Thy Private Dream, Emerson’, 5/8".
View
#V27592




VICTORIAN photo buttons and
brooches.
Similar pins can be seen in the wonderful big book, "25,000 Years of
Jewelry" on page 314, where they say these were particularly popular around
1900.
VICTORIAN photo
pins.
VICTORIAN photo buttons and
brooches.










VICTORIAN gold filled
rectangular locket with etched flowers and house scene on the front, gamma
zeta on the back, lady photos inside on a chain.
View
View #V29580
VICTORIAN oval gold filled
locket with etched design and initials "FB" on front and lovely lady photo
inside, on new chain.
View
View #V29581
VICTORIAN gold filled closed
pocket watch style locket pendant with daguerreotype of a lovely lady and a
curl of blonde hair inside.
View #V29592




VICTORIAN button photo
pin, lady with hands behind her head, "Western Button, Denver CO", 1".
View #V28073

VICTORIAN photo pin,
lady with braid headband, earrings and brooch, St Louis Button Co 1900, 1".
View #V28074

VICTORIAN photo pin,
child in beaded edge setting, 1-1/2".
View #V28075




VICTORIAN photo pin,
lady with center part in scrolled frame, 1-1/4".
View #V28076

VICTORIAN photo pin,
girl in sailor suit brooch, 1".
View #V28077

VICTORIAN photo pin,
lady with center part, white collar brooch, 1".
View #V28078




VICTORIAN photo pin,
lady with white boa brooch, 1-1/8".
View #V28079

VICTORIAN photo pin,
lady wearing bar pin, as is with slight crease in photo.
View #V28080

VICTORIAN photo pin,
lady wearing white bow, 1-1/8".
View #V28081




VICTORIAN photo pendant,
lady with wavy center part, 7/8".
View #V28082

VICTORIAN photo pin, man
in soldier uniform brooch, 1".
View #V28083

VICTORIAN photo pin, man
with beard and moustache, 1-1/8".
View #V28084




VICTORIAN photo pin, man
green rhinestones frame, 1-1/2".
View #V28091

VICTORIAN photo pin, man
in scalloped locket frame, 1".
View #V28086

VICTORIAN photo pin, man
young with white collar, 1-1/3".
View #V28087



VICTORIAN photo
pin with little girl with short bangs, twist gold tone and green enamel
frame brooch. View
#V29583
VICTORIAN hand
tinted photo brooch with well dressed lovely lady.
View #V29585
VICTORIAN photo pin with a
sepia of a little boy wearing his dress jacket and tie.
View #V29588




VICTORIAN photo of a lady
brooch in twist gold tone setting.
View #V29591
VICTORIAN photo brooch with
young mother and baby in gold tone with aqua and white enamel setting.
View #V29589
VICTORIAN photo brooch of a
lady in a gold tone twisted frame.
View #V29600






VICTORIAN lady wearing lovely
earrings photo set in gold tone brooch.
View #V29601
VICTORIAN gold filled
embossed and black enameled cross design oval locket pendant with photo
compartment reverse.
View
#V29586
VICTORIAN photo brooch of
young girl in striped dress.
View #V29593



VICTORIAN pocket watch style
gold filled double sided locket pendant with photo of two ladies.
View #V29587
VICTORIAN tintype brooch,
probably the wedding picture of this couple.
View #V29595
VICTORIAN larger photo brooch
with a young girl in white dress, gold filled setting.
View #V29590



VICTORIAN photo brooch of a
man set in gold tone and pale blue enamel setting.
View #V29594
VICTORIAN photo pin of a
young man in a gold tone patriotic setting with red, white and blue enamel,
as is. View
#V29602
VICTORIAN photo pin of a man
in a gold tone patriotic setting with red, white and blue enamel, as is.
View #V29597




VICTORIAN photo pin, man
with white necktie, 1-1/8".
View #V28089
VICTORIAN photo brooch of a
man set in gold tone with pale blue and yellow enameled leaves and red
rhinestones. View
#V29598

VICTORIAN photo pin, young
man with brunette hair, sweater in silver pop-out frame.
View #V29315




VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia of
little girl wearing sailor suit and hat.
View #V29341
VICTORIAN photo pin,
wide-eyed little girl with brunette curls, necktie, gold tone twist frame.
View #V29314
VICTORIAN photo pin,
little brunette girl in sailor suit.
View #V29316



VICTORIAN photo pin, little
brunette girl wearing white dress sepia.
View #V29317
VICTORIAN photo pin, mother
and daughter.
View #V29320
VICTORIAN photo pin, little
girl in sweater in gold tone and blue forget-me-nots frame photo.
View #V29318




VICTORIAN photo pin, blonde
baby in oval hollow gold frame, some dents.
View #V29350
VICTORIAN photo pin, little
girl leaning on chair back, reverse marked, "WT Ross".
View #V29513
VICTORIAN little girl in
fancy coat button photo brooch, rev "Photo Button Co".
View #V29514



VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia of
a young girl holding a rose.
View #V29323
VICTORIAN photo pin, young
school girl in faceted gold filled setting.
View #V29324
VICTORIAN photo brooch,
little girl in sailor suit.
View #V29325




VICTORIAN photo pin, enameled
baby pin, as is.
View #V29336
VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia of
a little girl sucking her thumb button photo brooch, "Granley Photo Button,
Chicago" on back.
View #V29340
VICTORIAN photo pin, little
brunette girl with bows on shoulders.
View #V29337




VICTORIAN photo pin, blonde
curly-haired boy in gold tone and red enamel twist setting.
View #V29339
VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia of
a smiling baby in gold filled twist frame.
View #V29327
VICTORIAN photo pin, little
girl in striped dress.
View #V29322



VICTORIAN sepia photo pin, young
girl in white ruffled dress.
View #V29311
VICTORIAN photo pin,
young brunette girl in ruffled dress wearing a pendant.
View #V29312
VICTORIAN photo pin, teenage
girl with white hair bow in black twist frame.
View #V29313




VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia
of two little boys button pin.
View #V29335
VICTORIAN photo pin, little
brunette girl with long ringlets.
View #V29334
VICTORIAN photo pin, little
blonde boy in dark suit photo set in gold tone with aqua and white enamel
brooch.
View #V29344




VICTORIAN photo pin, son
button photo pin.
View #V29348
VICTORIAN photo pin, mother
and son brooch.
View #V29351
VICTORIAN photo pin, mother
with twin babies photo brooch.
View #V29352




VICTORIAN photo pin, tinted
sepia of a lovely lady.
View #V29332
VICTORIAN photo pin, lady in
high-neck striped dress.
View #V29329
VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia of
a lady wearing a lace collar and heart pendant set in gold tone with aqua
and white enamel frame brooch, pin missing.
View #V29333




VICTORIAN photo pin, lady
with spit-curls and pendant sepia.
View #V29319
VICTORIAN photo pin, tintype
of a lady.
View #V29331
VICTORIAN photo pin,
bejeweled lady photo stickpin.
View #V29338




VICTORIAN photo pin, lady
photo set in gold tone with clear rhinestone frame brooch.
View #V29345
VICTORIAN photo pin, beveled
glass cover, dressy man.
View #V29328
VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia of
a middle aged lady.
View #V29326




VICTORIAN photo pin, boy and
his mother tin type set in gold tone twist brooch.
View #V29346
VICTORIAN hand tinted photo
brooch of dapper young man.
View #V29330
VICTORIAN photo pin, father
and son photo brooch.
View #V29354



VICTORIAN photo pin, lady
photo set in gold tone with green enamel, domed glass cover brooch.
View #V29347
VICTORIAN photo pin, lovely
lady, scratched, rev "Made by Oncors & Zarion, NY".
View #V29353
VICTORIAN photo pin, lovely
lady with flowers in her hair photo brooch in twisted gold tone oval
setting.
View #V29349




VICTORIAN man in bow tie
set in gold tone with red enamel.
View #V29515
VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia
button pin of handsome young man, reverse "Dad Keller curly hair, blue eyes,
189_".
View #V29342
VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia of
man facing left, broken glass cover.
View #V29343




VICTORIAN photo pin, man
in black enamel frame, 1-1/3".
View #V28092
VICTORIAN photo pin, sepia of
a mustachioed man.
View #V29321
VICTORIAN daguerreotype of a
lady in an "Oreo" frame, as is, with original pouch.
View
View #V29603




VICTORIAN photo pin, sisters
with lovely blond ringlets, an unusual subject, 1-1/4".
View #V32516

VICTORIAN photo pin,
young man in suit and hat, 1".
View
#V32517

VICTORIAN photo pin, charming
baby, 1-1/8". View
#V32518