c1900 Beautiful 18k Gold Hand Painted Miniature Portrait Pin / Pendant Brooch
Presented is a fabulous 18 karat gold miniature portrait pin or pendant. This piece dates to circa 1890-1905. The pin features a beautifully hand painted miniature portrait, done very much in the 18th century style, depicting a lovely young woman with her hair in an elaborate up-do. The pin is round, with a nice beaded design around the edge. The pin has an old C style clasp as well as a hinged, retractable bail, so it can be worn as a pendant or as a brooch. The front of the pin opens, so a photo, lock of hair, etc, could be put in place of the portrait if the buyer prefers.
This piece is not stamped or hallmarked, but we have tested it with nitric acid and guarantee it to be 18 karat gold.
The pin measures about 1 1/8 by 1 inch.
This piece weighs 6.5 grams