ANTIQUE GEORGIAN PINCHBECK VERRE EGLOMISE SEPIA POLYCHROME MINIATURE LOCKET 1790
An antique pinchbeck-type gilt yellow metal double sided glass locket, with verre églomisé borders surrounding hand painted polychrome miniatures, one side depicting a maiden making floral wreaths around a flock of sheep, the other with a young couple in a wheat harvest scene.
CONDITION: Some signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Some paint fading & loss - see pictures. Bail hinge a little loose, may need securing.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1780/90. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 60 x 44 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. 23.4 grams.