This lovely hand-painted miniature portrait appears to depict Marie Antoinette. She is delicately painted in sepia tones with a pale blue dress, pink flowers, blushing cheeks, and a stylish coiffure. The painting is set in a an ornate rococo style frame which features heavily chased gold and rose cut diamonds set in sterling silver. This miniature can be worn as a pendant necklace or a brooch. It is most likely of French origin circa early Victorian Romantic Era.

Metal- 18 karat yellow gold and sterling silver
Weight- 7.84 grams
Hallmarks- none visible
Maker's Mark- none visible
Size- 1.045 inch (26.55 mm) diameter, 3.12 mm height
Gemstones- ten rose cut diamond chips, appoximately 1 - 1.5 mm each
Details- pin stem has a wrap-around closure to safely secure pointed tip, the bail opening measures 2.5 x 2 mm
Comments- complimentary antique silver chain included, measures 18.5 inches long and 1.7 mm wide, the chain end has been pinched to fit through bail opening
Condition- good antique condition, there are some small scratches on the glass commensurate with age

Item # 01-0279

Antique Hand-Painted Miniature Marie Antoinette Portrait Pendant / Brooch

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