SOLD: Victorian portrait miniature with diamond border, circa 1900


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Here’s a fine miniature from the late 19th century. 

A pretty lady, with colours still fresh and bright, sits in a navette-shaped diamond frame, with an original diamond bale. 

I love her serene expression, and the restrained simplicity of the diamond border. The 57 old-cut stones add up to an estimated 1.14 carats. 

At some time the back has been sealed with solder. I have seen this in other, similar pieces, and wonder if there is a memento so personal hidden within that someone chose to keep it secret from prying eyes …


• Handmade in high-carat gold and silver

• 57 antique old-cut diamonds estimated to total approximately 1.14 carats

• Approximately 5.4cm tall, including original bale; 2.7cm at widest point

• Weight is 12.6 grams

• In excellent antique condition

• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description. 

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

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