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Mourning Jewelry

ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH SILVER SEPIA HEART & FLAME TOKEN / PILL BOX c1780

500.00

An antique English solid silver token box (or similar), its pull lid set with a rounded glass over a hand painted sepia / polychrome miniature, depicting a lady holding a heart to flame, and opening to reveal a velvet lined interior.

Such a sweet little early item...lovely quality & very collectible !

CONDITION: All original and generally good. Some signs of wear commensurate with age and use.

DEFECTS: None.

DATE/MARKS: Around 1780. Maker's mark 'IT/JT' in base, see pics.

DIMENSIONS: Lid 23 mm diameter, 11 mm tall (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.

WEIGHT: Approx. 6.2 grams.

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