Antique Edwardian 14K Gold Hand Painted Portrait Pin Brooch
This is an turn of the century 1900 Edwardian antique 14K gold hand painted portrait pin brooch with a hand painted lady portrait on porcelain. It is thoroughly jeweler tested and Guaranteed solid 14K gold. The photos are highly magnified so you can see it as it appears under a loupe. There is wear to the paint on one eye. However, this is not very eye noticeable when the pin is used on a lapel as compared to the enlarged photos. Other than this, she is in very good condition having only light age wear scratches that are not eye obvious. She is completely original and from an estate. Never touched, altered, modified or repaired in any way. No chips, cracks or flakes to the porcelain.
She is painted with pale neutral colors and has a youthful face with patrician nose and full red lips. Her wavy hair closely straddles her head with a bun in the back that is partially covered by a red bow with white highlights. She also has a bright blue painted pelerine or peplum draped over one shoulder. The bodice is trimmed with red striping. All is done on a dark midnight black background.
Size is 1 1/16” tall north to south by 13/16” wide across the center east to west. Height/Depth is 1/8”.
Weight is 3.4 grams.
The 14K yellow gold frame is decorated with a twist around the bezel between the frame and the undermount. The pin back safety catch is the original early 1900s Edwardian lever up lever down type; not a circular rolling lock. The hinge and stem are metal as are the small tube inserts that hold the porcelain in place.
In solid 14K gold this is a lovely, early portrait pin for your antique jewelry collection. She is very attractive when worn on lapel, dress, blouse or sweater.