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Georgian Mournng Ring: Lovers Eye, c1870

A "Lovers' eye" ring, like the brooch, was popular in the late c. The first "Lovers Eyes" belonged to the Prince of Wales - King George IV of England and his lover Maria Fitzherbert, a commoner whom he later married.

Something quite interesting...The Lover's Eye. In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy british and european lovers exchanged eye miniatures…love tokens so clandestine that even now it is almost impossible to identify their recipients or the people they depict. They were meant to be worn inside the lapel, near the heart.

Tabitha Vevers "Pearlmaker IV" - jewel-like paintings ,lover's eye in an oyster shell

Georgian eye miniature brooch Circa 1820s: Lover's eye miniature painted on ivory set in 18K gold enhanced by blue enamel. This lovely lady is a rarity due to her red-gold hair, a lock of which is encased in the locked on the back of the pin.

Georgian eye miniature brooch Circa Lover's eye miniature painted on ivory set in gold enhanced by blue enamel. This lovely lady is a rarity due to her red-gold hair. A lock of hair is encased in the locket in the back. Via Ana Rosa González Gómez

"Ridiculous Paris" ring - Julie Decubber (19th century earthenware plate (J. Vieillard & Cie Bordeaux), enamel)

Earthenware plate VIEILLARD century (series Ridiculous of Paris ), red enamel

Georgian Eye Miniature Ring Case    Exquisite ivory ring case, circa 1790, decorated with gold pique-point work and set with an ivory on watercolour eye miniature of an eye with blue iris. No doubt a special commission, the case is fitted to interior with velvet lining for rings.

Georgian eye miniature ring case in ivory, circa decorated with gold pique-point work and set with an ivory on watercolour eye miniature of an eye with blue iris. No doubt a special commission, the case has a fitted interior with velvet lining for rings.

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Georgian eye miniature mourning ring, circa Blue eye miniature on ivory, painted in the clouds with black enameling on the surround and shank. See "Georgian Jewellery" by Ginny Reddington Dawes, page Cathy Gordon.

Eye, by Charles John Smart (1741-1811), miniature watercolour in ivory in case, England, late 19th century. Photo: Copyright © Victoria and Albert Museum, London / V&A Images

Lover's Eye - Charles John Smart - miniature watercolor on ivory in case - England, late century

"Stanislovski Tears" Brooch by Kim Eric Lilot  Sterling silver, glass eye, fresh-water pearl, eye-lashes

Kim Eric Lilot, 'Stanislovski Tears' Brooch in sterling silver, prosthetic glass eye, fresh-water pearl, and false eye-lashes.

Ephemeral Elegance

27 Eye Miniature Portrait Gerald Sinclair Hayward a Canadian miniature painter who was working in New York when this was painted Dated 1905

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