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PORTRAIT JEWELRY
It can be hand painted on ivory, porcelain, paper or mother-of-pearl.... it can be set in gold with precious gems, mounted on jet or simply costume jewelry... it can be a lovely lady, a dignified gentleman or a charming child...

Portrait jewelry is a sentimental favorite, a personality captured in time and a classic fashion accessory.

In the days before photography, a hand-painted portrait miniature was a desirable keepsake or love token. While some of these miniature art works were done of actual people including both royalty and everyday folks, others were painted of mythological characters and idealized lovely ladies. Mother-of-pearl, ivory and vellum were often used as paint surfaces. Settings range from the simplest rolled gold twist frame brooch to gem encrusted wonders. Artists who did portrait miniatures were called "limners" and they did not only pieces for jewelry, but also work meant to be framed for display, often in lacquered wood or ivory embellished frames.  Some traveled from city to city taking commissions as they went. Portraits could be worn on velvet ribbons around the neck, as brooches, rings and bracelets, and in lockets. Even men occasionally worn portraits suspended around the neck under their shirts.

Artist-signed pieces, lovely ladies and children, dated pieces and identifiable individuals often command the highest prices. Portraits that combine enclosures for hair or include an engraved notation are also sought after.
 

 

   VICTORIAN 14k gentleman's portrait 2-1/8" oval brooch engraved on the back "Catherine Graham, Albany NY".   View   #V23370

 Group of Victorian portrait, photographic and memorial jewelry.

  PORTRAIT Miniature This portrait hand painted on ivory, 2-2/3", circa 1840 also has a lock of hair on the back. This brooch was featured in Victorian Homes Magazine in an article called "Large Portraits, Small Sentiments", December 2005.  It also was featured in Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting Magazine, August 2003.   View   #V3810

 

  
VICTORIAN jet hand painted child on porcelain brooch, 1-1/3".    View   #V29291   VICTORIAN hand painted child pendant, crack on front and repair on loop, 1-3/4".   View   #V27781    VICTORIAN jet with "Vagabond Boy" portrait on porcelain pierced earrings, 2".   View   View   #V27912

 

  VICTORIAN jet and hand painted on porcelain lady in pink and blue portrait brooch, Greek key design edge, 1-7/8" by 1-1/2".   View   #V29889

   VICTORIAN portrait earrings set in gold, 1-1/4" pendant only, 1-7/8" total length.   View   View   #V29901

  VICTORIAN jet pendant with hand painted porcelain lady portrait, 2".This brooch was featured in Victorian Homes Magazine in an article called "Large Portraits, Small Sentiments", December 2005  View   #V25926 

 

  VICTORIAN jet hand painted praying child teardrop shaped 2-1/4" portrait pendant on 20" fabric ribbon.   View   View   #V28833

   VICTORIAN jet pendant with hand painted porcelain child wearing a fancy cap portrait, 1-1/2".   View   #V29279

   VICTORIAN 2-1/4" portrait pendant with 1/3" loop.   View   #V28555

 

VICTORIAN jet painted cherub portrait with hair compartment, 1-3/4" by 1-1/4". Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio, 1483-1520) was a great, late Renaissance Italian artist. Raphael's Cherub is part of his early 1500s Sistine Chapel murals in the Vatican. Many Victorian pieces were made with this as their inspiration, including this one.  View   View   #V29914 VICTORIAN jet cherub 1-7/8" by 1-1/2" locket with photo and hair on back suspended on a 20" faceted French jet glass beads chain. Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio, 1483-1520) was a great, late Renaissance Italian artist. Raphael's Cherub is part of his early 1500s Sistine Chapel murals in the Vatican. Many Victorian pieces were made with this as their inspiration, including this one. A similar piece can be seen on page 167 of Bell's "Collecting Victorian Jewelry".     View   View   #V29917     VICTORIAN jet pendant with hand painted porcelain green Tyrolean boy portrait, 2-1/2" by 1-1/4" pendant on carved jet beads 18" necklace.  View   View   View     #V29918

 

VICTORIAN Whitby jet and porcelain pendant, lovely lady holding a dove, 1-3/4" by 1-1/3" on a 24" ribbon.   View   #V32218

VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing a locket on a long black ribbon and a hand painted Gypsy Boy set in jet brooch, 2-1/2" by 4". Dated on the back 10/87, "W. McLiesh Photographer, 71 Northgate, Darlington".   View   View   #Vkph25

VICTORIAN gypsy boy transfer portrait pin with hand painted details in a yellow gold twist setting brooch, 2-1/4" by 1-7/8".   View   #V32766 

 

       VICTORIAN painted porcelain set in jet boy portrait brooch, 2-1/8". For a similar piece see page 32 in Helen Muller's "Jet Jewellery and Ornaments".  This brooch was featured in Victorian Homes Magazine in an article called "Large Portraits, Small Sentiments", December 2005 View   #V25351

      VICTORIAN 2" "gypsy boy" hand detailed portrait on jet segmented bracelet 1" wide and strung on elastic, fits a 6 to 6-1/2" wrist.   View   #V28835 

   VICTORIAN carved jet with hand painted porcelain green Tyrolean boy tie pin, 7/8" by 5/8" by 2-1/3".   View   View   #V29920   

 

VICTORIAN jet brooch with inset hand painted porcelain "Tyrolean boy", 1-3/4".   View   #V29224

VICTORIAN vulcanite pendant with hand painted porcelain pink "Tyrolean boy" portrait, 2-5/8".   View   #V29161

VICTORIAN vulcanite green boy pendant, 2-5/8".   View   #V28876

 

VICTORIAN jet teardrop pendant with transfer and hand detailed Gypsy boy portrait, one tiny flea bite visible only from back, 2" with 3/4" loop.   View   View   #V31804

  VICTORIAN lady wearing a portrait brooch and pendant watch. Cabinet card in folder marked, "Miller, Union Block, Mt. Vernon, O." and hand written in red ink on front, "Alta Woodruff Houk, age 18".   View

 VICTORIAN painted gypsy boy brooch set in black pressed horn brooch, 1-1/2".   View   #V31811

 

PASTE French miniature brooch, portrait in black and white on ivory set with clear pastes in silver with safety chain, 1-1/3" by 1". She wears a powdered wig with flowers in her hair and on her bodice, great detail.   View   #Q33328 VICTORIAN Whitby jet with painted gypsy boy brooch, unusually thick jet, 2-5/8" by 2-1/8".   View   View   #V33259 VICTORIAN painted porcelain plaques to be used for jewelry, most often set in jet.    View   #V33506

 

    VICTORIAN lady hand painted porcelain brooch, wearing pink rose and necklace, 1-7/8". This brooch was featured in Victorian Homes Magazine in an article called "Large Portraits, Small Sentiments", December 2005.   View   #V27596

   VICTORIAN yellow gold enamel painted portrait pierced earrings, pendant portion 1-1/3". See Bell's "Collecting Victorian Jewelry" page 158.  View   View   #V27338    

      VICTORIAN bellman's cap transfer with hand painted transfer details portrait brooch in twisted gold tone frame, 2-1/3".This brooch was featured in Victorian Homes Magazine in an article called "Large Portraits, Small Sentiments", December 2005.    View   #V27593

 

   PORTRAIT brooch hand painted on porcelain in a twisted gold tone setting. This brooch was featured in Victorian Homes Magazine in an article called "Large Portraits, Small Sentiments", December 2005.  It also was featured in Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting Magazine, August 2003.   View   #V23717

  VICTORIAN lady wearing the same portrait brooch shown at left and watch chain. Cabinet Card size 4-1/4" by 6-1/2" marked "Jacoby, Minneapolis" on the front. 

  VICTORIAN portrait brooch, 2-1/2". This lady dressed in plum is delicately hand painted on a porcelain disk set into a twisted gold filled setting. Notice the detail of the feather in her hat. This brooch was featured in Victorian Homes Magazine in an article called "Large Portraits, Small Sentiments", December 2005. It also was featured in Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting Magazine, August 2003.   View   #V22943

 

 

PORTRAIT gold tone silver gilt hinged bracelet with cloisonné enamel on silver center, 6-3/4" with 1-1/2" front and 1" wide back. Intricate wirework with scrolls and bead work with a beautiful painted lady wearing a gold necklace and a veil.   View   View   View   #V35681

 

VICTORIAN or late Georgian portraits necklace, total length 14-1/2" with the larger ovals 1-1/4" by 3/4" and the smaller 1/3" by 1/2". The portraits are enamel on silver metal with hand painted faces. Two of the portraits have been re-worked so they look a bit different and while I don't find it very distracting, I did price this "as-is" because of that. An unusual and amazing piece and each portrait is a little different.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V38767

 

 

   VICTORIAN painted porcelain portrait brooch, 2" with tiny factory face "dimple".    View   #V24885      VICTORIAN lady wearing a portrait brooch and a watch chain with a ring as an ornament. Cabinet card size 4-1/4" by 6-1/2" marked on the front "Younge, Over Glenn's, Franklin Square, Utica, NY".   View          VICTORIAN porcelain portrait brooch 2-1/4" in gold tone frame.  View   #V24860

 

PORTRAIT porcelain transfer portrait brooch, lady with green veil and necklace i silver tone setting, circa 1900, wear on finish visible under 10x magnification only, 1-1/2". This brooch was featured in Victorian Homes Magazine in an article called "Large Portraits, Small Sentiments", December 2005 issue.    View  #Y25355 TRANSFER on porcelain poppy lady portrait unset plaque, small sized at 1-1/4" by 7/8". Similar piece can be seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 111.   View    #Q34671  VICTORIAN vintage Mucha style lady transfer with hand painted details on porcelain portrait pin, wear on finish visible under 10x magnification only, circa 1900, 1-3/4" by 1-1/3". This brooch was featured in Victorian Homes Magazine in an article called "Large Portraits, Small Sentiments", December 2005 issue.    View   #V24933

 

   
  PORTRAIT hand painted on porcelain lady portrait brooch, small sized 1-1/4". (Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 111.)    View   #Q32159   

 

   VICTORIAN hand painted portrait brooch, lady in feathered hat set in gold tone, 1-1/2" by 1-1/8".   View   #V30093

VICTORIAN  photograph of a lady wearing a portrait brooch on a black velvet ribbon. Jarvis White & Co., Davenport, Iowa.   View   View   

  VICTORIAN large hand tinted transfer on porcelain detailed lovely lady in gold tone twist setting brooch, 2-1/3".  View   #V29293  

 

VICTORIAN gypsy boy transfer portrait pin with hand painted details in a yellow gold twist setting brooch, 2-1/4" by 1-7/8". This image was inspired by a painting by the artist Gustav Richter called "Portrait of a Neapolitan". This was a popular image and was used on porcelain as well as jewelry.  View   #V32766

GEORGIAN brooch of a hand painted portrait on ivory under glass set in silver with rubies. A similar brooch can be see in Dawes "Georgian Jewelry" page 130.   #VHM7

VICTORIAN "Vagabond Boy" transfer brooch with hand painted details, circa 1880, 2". This image was inspired by a painting by the artist Gustav Richter called "Portrait of a Neapolitan". See Bell's "Victorian Jewelry" page 143. This brooch was featured in Victorian Homes Magazine in an article called "Large Portraits, Small Sentiments", December 2005.   View   #V27842  

 

Victorian cameos, hair jewelry, portrait jewelry on the cover of
 Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting Magazine
August 2003

 Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting Magazine
August 2003
Victorian Jewelry

Victorian cameos, hair jewelry, portrait jewelry on the cover of
 Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting Magazine
August 2003

 

 

 

 

VICTORIAN sterling silver and painted porcelain brooch with ribbon motif frame circa 1900, remade pin back, 2" by 1-3/4".   View   #V34583

 

 

    VICTORIAN hand tinted little girl photo brooch with seed pearls set in sterling, 7/8".    #V27599

     VICTORIAN hand painted on porcelain portrait pin, lady with pink and white bonnet, 1".   View   #V27600

   VICTORIAN hand detailed transfer on porcelain portrait pin, lady with pink and blue bonnet, 1".   #V27601

 

    VICTORIAN lady descending stairway portrait brooch, hand painted on porcelain, 1-5/8". View #V27598          EDWARDIAN hand painted on ivory little boy brooch, 1-3/4". This brooch was featured in Victorian Homes Magazine in an article called "Large Portraits, Small Sentiments", December 2005.    View #V27597      PORTRAIT hand detailed transfer portrait brooch, 2-1/8". Slight scraping at left temple.  View   #Q27594

 

 

  

      CZECH style brooch with four portraits on porcelain set in gold tone with red rhinestones, 4".   View   View   View   View   #X27676 

VICTORIAN lady wearing a portrait brooch, cut steel buttons and diamond earrings. Cabinet card size 4-1/4" by 6-1/2", marked "J. O. Herbert, Grand Rapids, Wis."    

   VICTORIAN Art Nouveau gold tone graduated disks with lady faces motif fob, 4-5/8" with 5" chain.   View   View    #V28384  

 

  

   PORTRAIT hand painted portrait miniature on ivory , a lovely lady in a brass frame, she wears a pink rose on her bodice, 2" by 1-1/2".   View   #V24370

 HOBE portrait ring with green rhinestone surround.    #O11606 

HOBE  portrait 2-1/4" pin and earrings with purple rhinestones, lady in pastel blue.  View   #O11670   

 

  VICTORIAN portrait brooch set in mother-of-pearl, 1-5/8 inch.   View     #V16362   

   CLIP portrait gold tone scroll embossed dress clip, 2-1/2".   View   #Y27372

   PORTRAIT necklace with transfer portrait and floral motif.   View   View   #Y21237   

 

         ENAMEL MINIATURE PORTRAIT lady of fashion painted on porcelain 2 3/4” pin, w/safety chain, hinged c-clasp, tests at least 14k.   #V12530

  ENAMEL MINIATURE BOY 2 1/8” x1 3/4" portrait pin painted on porcelain, set in jet. The back has a hinged c-clasp, circa 1870.  View  #V12532

   ENAMEL MINIATURE PORTRAIT lady in blue painted on porcelain. This pin with safety chain and a hinged c-clasp is set in a 9c gold scalloped frame, 2 1/4" tall.   #V12529

 

      ENAMELED religious picture set in 18k gold with blue stones.  View    View    View    View    View

    VICTORIAN portrait earrings.  View   View   #V18695

   VICTORIAN painted portrait brooch in a twisted gold tone frame, 1-1/2".   View  #V16063

 

    VICTORIAN enameled picture of a lady brooch.  View   #V15671

    HINGED gold tone bangle 7" b y 1" bracelet with porcelain portrait on the front.   View   #V17805 

   CZECH porcelain portrait screw back earrings, 2-1/3".  View   View   #Q24872

 

PORTRAIT hand painted portrait brooch in lacy silver filigree hearts setting, 1-5/8". The portrait is delicately painted on celluloid and mounted behind glass, circa 1960.   View   #Q33558 ROBERT  hand painted portrait pin, 2".  View   #R25207   PORTRAIT hand painted portrait brooch in lacy silver filigree setting, 1-5/8". The portrait is delicately painted on celluloid and mounted behind glass and it is signed by the artist, circa 1960.     View   #Q33559

 

  ROSENSTEIN did an entire series of portrait pieces like this brooch, 2-1/4".  View  #X22409

  ROSENSTEIN hand painted portrait brooch set in ornate gold tone with clear rhinestones and artificial pearls, 2-1/2" by 1-3/4", circa 1960. The lady in the portrait wears wonderful jewelry and a powdered wig.   View   #X11708  

  ROSENSTEIN sterling vermeil and clear rhinestones hand painted Degas-style ballerina brooch, 1-5/8".  View  #X22135

 

 ROSENSTEIN hand painted portrait brooch in gold tone with artificial pearls and clear rhinestones.   View   View  #X26514

  HASKELL/VRBA this fabulous portrait pin was made in 1973 by Larry Vrba for a Broadway play called "Crown Matrimonial" when he was the designer for Miriam Haskell Jewelry, 6" by 3-1/3". There was more regal-looking jewelry made for the same Broadway play, and I dream of finding other pieces. The man in the portrait is Napoleon II, Napoléon François Joseph Charles Bonaparte, Duke of Reichstadt (20 March 1811 – 22 July 1832) son of Napoleon and his wife Marie Louise of Austria.    View   View   #H10012

   FLORENZA portrait brooch/frame combination. This is the same man as shown in the Vrba brooch at the left, Napoleon II.    View   #X21469

 

   ROSENSTEIN portrait pendant.   #X13719

    FLORENZA 2" portrait locket pendant on 22" chain and 1-1/8" earrings.  View   #L24837

  FLORENZA portrait brooch/pendant in textured gold tone setting with flower and leaf design, 2". View   #L24823

 

HOBE portrait brooch with hand painted portrait set with unfoiled pink, blue, clear and lavender rhinestones in gold tone wire work, 2-1/2".   View   #O64892  HOBE hand painted portrait bracelet with pastel rhinestones and gold tone mesh band.   View   View   View   #O27919

HOBE hand painted portrait brooch and earrings with purple rhinestones, circa 1960.  View   #O11670

 

   HOBE portraits & earrings, earrings are lithos and small disks are hand painted and used in costume jewelry by Hobe, as well as other makers.   #O37930  

  HOBE portraits that were used to make jewelry.  View  #O37930b

     HOBE hand painted portraits.   #O37930d

 

  FLORENZA printed portrait set in ornate gold tone brooch, 1-7/8".   View   #L28558 

     PAINTED lady 2" porcelain brooch.   View   #Y21920  

   ART  2" portrait pin with ornate gold tone setting.   View   #X24621 

 

  HAND PAINTED lady with floral cape brooch, marked "TLM (Thomas L Mott) Made in England" circa 1930 , 1-3/4". View View #Y26454

    PORTRAIT marked "TLM ( Thomas L Mott) Made in England" hand painted portrait pin, lady dressed in 1800's fashions, circa 1930, 2-1/3".   View   View   View   #V25991

   PORTRAIT marked "TLM ( Thomas L Mott) Made in England" hand painted portrait pin, lady dressed in 1800's fashions, circa 1930, 2-1/3".   View  #V27649

 

   LIMOGES painted portrait brooch of a lady in blue set in gold tone twist frame with trombone catch and pendant loop, 1-7/8".   View   View   #X29282 LIMOGES painted ladies in blue and peach dresses portraits set in gold tone twist frames with artificial pearls bracelet, 8" by 1-1/3".   View   View   #X28999    T&M T Mott hand painted on mother-of-pearl dressy lady brooch, 1-3/4".  View   #X29151

 

 

  PORTRAITS of fancy lady in elegant hat, a convex glass covered printed portrait set in gold tone frame with hand painted pink roses on velvet, 5-5/8" by 3-3/4". Set of two.  View   View   View   View   View   View   #a50706  

 

 

   BAKELITE deep apple juice carved brooch with courting couple porcelain portrait panel, 2-5/8" by 1-7/8".   View   #B28900 HAND PAINTED portrait of a lady in her best hat, 2".   View   #Y26396 PAINTED portrait in silver brooch with orange glass beads, marked 800, 1-1/3".    View   #V31340 

 

BOOK with lady portrait cover, "Homestead on the Hillside" by Mary J Holmes circa 1910.   #a27890

HOBE green glass bead four-strand necklace with a central hand painted female warrior on ivory under glass and set in gold tone flowers, filigree box catch. The necklace is 18-1/2" long and the center is 1-1/4" by 1-1/2".   View   View   View   #O32136

BOOK with lady portrait cover, "Tempest & Sunshine" by Mary J Holmes circa 1910.   #a27889

 

   
  PORTRAIT on porcelain set in antique metal collar frame with screw holes to fasten it to a box or plaque, 3-1/2" by 4".    View   View   #a60628  

 

 

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