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VICTORIAN jet pendant with a hand painted Tyrolean boy

Price: $225.00
Description VICTORIAN jet pendant with a hand painted on porcelain Tyrolean or gypsy boy portrait.  It is set in jet with decorative hand made saw-tooth edges, 2-5/8".  It can be worn on a black ribbon or a chain, which is how it would have been worn when it was new, circa the 1880s.

These plaques were made in Austria and sent to Whitby, England, to be mounted into jet for jewelry.

They are a young Tyrolean boy, but are also called the "gypsy boy" or "green boy".  For a similar piece see page 32 in Helen Muller's wonderful book "Jet Jewellery and Ornaments".

Product #V29450
All items in excellent vintage condition unless otherwise noted.
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