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♥ 16th century-style pendant  Date: 19th century Culture: Imitation German or Italian Medium: Gold, enamel, jewels

♥ century-style pendant Date: century Culture: Imitation German or Italian Medium: Gold, enamel, jewels (sort of looks like a caricature of QE

Locket known as The Heneage Jewel or The Armada Jewel, painting by Nicholas Hilliard, about 1595. Museum no. M.81-1935. © Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The Heneage Jewel [locket] - also called 'The Armada Jewel', 1595 ~ painting by Nicholas Hilliard. "Elizabeth I gave elaborate jewels bearing her image as a reward for outstanding services. From the Victoria & Albert Museum

Gold bracelet, circa 1840, the articulated shoulders of which are decoratively enamelled in black. The bracelet contains a beautifully executed watercolour miniature of a child with blue eyes in dawn clouds, under crystal and within a pearl surround, the whole symbolic of mourning.

Gold bracelet, circa 1840, the articulated shoulders of which are decoratively enamelled in black. The bracelet contains a beautifully executed watercolour miniature of a child with blue eyes in dawn clouds, under crystal and within a pearl surround, the whole symbolic of mourning.

Who ever claimed that mourning was not alluring? 1792

I have been thinking a lot of century mourning clothes lately. If the Victorians practically reveled in it, mourning in the centu.

Remembrance Jewelry antique | lovers eye

Exceptional Lover's Eye Miniature Portrait Brooch encircled by a Hair Plait, a secret token of affection.

Pendant, third quarter 16th century, cameo signed Sostratus, Paris, pearl, gold, enamel, Height: 7.2 cm Depth: 1.2 cm. Paris, musée du Louvre

Pendant, third quarter 16th century, cameo signed Sostratus, Paris, pearl, gold, enamel, Height: 7.2 cm Depth: 1.2 cm. Paris, musée du Louvre

Portrait of a Young Man, Probably Robert Devereux (1566–1601), Second Earl of  Essex / Artist: Nicholas Hilliard (British, Exeter ca. 1547–1619 London)  Date: 1588  Medium: Vellum laid on card

Portrait of a Young Man, Probably Robert Devereux Second Earl of Essex

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London Miniature of an unknown woman by Richard Cosway, 1775

Portrait of an unknown woman

ALETHEA-SAM-------© Victoria and Albert Museum, London Miniature of an unknown woman by Richard Cosway, 1775

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

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

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