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A 19th-century pearl and diamond double-sided portrait bangle ✿⊱╮

Hinged bangle with a central oval locket containing a portrait plaque of a young girl set within a rose-cut diamond and pearl, the inside engraved and dated

A wonderful grouping of Georgian/Napoleon era miniature paintings, portraits and snuff boxes. Collect!  Photo credit: Antiques & Uncommon Treasure

Rare Antique French Faux Tortoise Shell Portrait Miniature Snuff Box, Woman with Mandolin, Musical Instrument, c.

Princess Zinaida Yusupova

1907 ~ Zinaida painted portrait Miniature ~ Russian Royalty ~ Painting by Vasily Zuyev

Georgian double sided heart momento mori  http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=victorian+hair+ornaments=detail=570A252006FF1A6C83BA2B7D093FC5EF2FC6E947=91=IDFRIR

Inspiration for mourning locket POPPY by Clarissa Johal *Georgian double sided heart momento mori

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'Portrait of a Boy', watercolor on ivory portrait miniature by James Nixon, c. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Diminutive Masterpieces - Beginning in the 16th century and lasting through the mid -19th century, people carried with them finely painted portrait miniatures of their loved ones. Today, those diminutive masterpieces of craftsmanship have become much-coveted collectibles.

Portrait Miniatures

Before photography, beautifully painted portrait miniatures were the fashionable way to hold on to cherished memories of loved ones

Marie Antoinette's son

Marie Antoinette’s Playhouse Miniature portrait... - marieantoinettesplayhouse

marieantoinettesplayhouse: “ Marie Antoinette’s Playhouse Miniature portrait of Louis-Charles in future Louis XVII, the son of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. He died before the Revolution.