Antique Victorian 1890s painted diamond habillé portrait brooch ✶ SALE ✶

A remarkable turn-of-the-century painted portrait brooch/pendant with a woman "habillé" in rose cut diamonds. Portraits, whether of a specific or imagined person, were worn in the Victorian era on brooches, necklaces, rings and bracelets. Portrait jewelry has been fashionable in many time periods but there was a special connection to this intimate accessory in the Victorian era. 

This portrait features a woman in a gold, enamel and diamond station frame. She appears to be quite well-to-do, given her sumptuous dress, sensational earrings, and bandeau and epaulets "habillé" in rose cut diamonds. Her features are painted in a Neoclassical style and every detail of her face, hair, hands, and dress is finely executed. Even the pleats in the fabric of her sleeve are painted with care. She lives in an oval frame with a scalloped gold border. Her background is an ombré sky. Ten bezel set diamond stations dot the perimeter of the piece, which may be worn as a pendant or a brooch. Likely American-made around 1900.

Measurements: 1 3/4" x 1 1/8", 11.1 grams
Era: 1890s-1900s
Markings: N/A, tests for 12K
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