Vintage Italian 18K Yellow Gold Jeweled Portrait Pin & Pendant

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Vintage Italian 18K Yellow Gold Jeweled Portrait Pin & Pendant

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Description

This beautiful 18k yellow gold Italian portrait pin and brooch of a lovely woman is hand painted, you can see the individual brush strokes. Her hair, ear, and necklace are decorated with 5 single cut clear gems, and her dress is clasped with a small ruby.

The glass covering the portrait is slightly curved. As the portrait is covered by glass, the colors look a little muted in the photographs; they look much richer viewed directly.

The picture on this lovely portrait is Victorian,* but with a more modern clasp, we are dating this pin/brooch c1920’s. There is some age discoloration, mostly towards the bottom. Everything is original in this pin/brooch. Nothing has been restored. There is some light scratching, mostly noticeable on the picture bezel, with magnification.

The gold frame of the portrait has a cross hatched texture, surrounded by a gold rope border. The bail which hides behind the portrait when worn as a pin, has a nice cross hatched texture as well.

The pin/pendant is 1-11/16″ tall by 1-1/2″ wide. The portrait is about 1-1/8″ tall by 7/8″ wide. The total height with bail is 2″.

The pin/pendant weighs 14 grams, and is signed KT18 Italy.

* similar to Warman’s Jewelry, Christie Romero, (c)1995, p. photos facing p65

Additional information

Weight 100 g
Dimensions 90 × 90 × 30 cm
Jewelry & Coin Mart, Schaumburg, IL