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Venetian Portrait Pin / Pendant

Artist Unknown

About The Venetian Portrait Pin / Pendant

Variations of portrait pins and pendants have been popular as love tokens since ancient times. This particular one has taken for the period of its subject a young woman of Italy, as she would be dressed and coiffed in the late 1400's to early 1500's.

Executed with the finest of detail, this delicate gouache painting on parchment has come to us in perfect condition. We only have the combinded initials of its creator in the lower left hand corner and an estimated time of its creation based on the use of a roller safety on the pin and the blue Persian turquoise colored glass cabochons used to decorate the elegant frame. It was made in a period of romantic Renaissance revival in Italy as well as in France.

This wonderful miniature was lovingly created over 75 years ago.  It may even be an actual portrait done in revival style. Whatever the truth is, the fact remains that with this exquisite pin pendant one can definitely wear a perfect work of art as well as an unusual piece of history looking back upon another with a wistful eye.

Savvy Price $375.00

Gallery Price $425.00

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Description

Variations of portrait pins and pendants have been popular as love tokens since ancient times. This particular one has taken for the period of its subject a young woman of Italy, as she would be dressed and coiffed in the late 1400's to early 1500's.

Executed with the finest of detail, this delicate gouache painting on parchment has come to us in perfect condition. We only have the combinded initials of its creator in the lower left hand corner and an estimated time of its creation based on the use of a roller safety on the pin and the blue Persian turquoise colored glass cabochons used to decorate the elegant frame. It was made in a period of romantic Renaissance revival in Italy as well as in France.

This wonderful miniature was lovingly created over 75 years ago.  It may even be an actual portrait done in revival style. Whatever the truth is, the fact remains that with this exquisite pin pendant one can definitely wear a perfect work of art as well as an unusual piece of history looking back upon another with a wistful eye.

About the Artist

"Unknown artist" is appropriate when a work of art is unsigned and a supported opinion about who made it is not available (on Savvy Collector).. "Attributed to" precedes the name of an artist when information suggests that it likely was made by that artist (on Savvy Collector).

Medium Painting is gouache on parchment. There is a slightly domed oval glass lens overall. Marked "800" signifies coin silver. 12 Persian blue glass round cabochons.
Troy ounces .32 troy ounces
Size 1 3/4" height X 1 9/16" width. Image is 1" height X 13/16" width.
Date of creation Circa 1925-1935
Condition Excellent. Ordinary and attractive tarnish.
Description Hand-cut bezel. Draw plate pulled wire. Rolled sheet.
Provenance BWKA
Gram weight 9.9 grams
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