An utterly remarkable, near immaculate Georgian pendant (formerly a brooch) featuring a depiction of lovebirds perched atop a birdbath beneath a crown and banner which reads "L'Amitié". The scene is rendered in macerated hair, gold wire and sepia ink on a thin slice of vellum. The reverse side holds an empty locket.
14k gold (tests), glass, vellum, hair and sepia ink design
Very good - a few minor scuffs to the glass; almost certainly converted into a pendant from a brooch
1714 — 1837
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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.
Jewelry made from hair allowed the bereaved to keep their loved one with them always.