ANTIQUE ENGLISH MINIATURE PORTRAIT by GERVASE SPENCER 1751 GILT LOCKET / BROOCH
An antique gilt yellow metal locket brooch, holding an earlier very finely hand painted miniature portrait of a lady in Turkish costume, probably Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, on natural wafer, signed 'GS 1751'. Painted by Gervase Spencer.
Beautiful and so collectible!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Bezel a little loose in places but perfectly secure.
DATE/MARKS: Mount mid 19th Century, miniature around 1751.
DIMENSIONS: 40 x 36 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 9.5 grams.