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Victorian Oil Painted Portrait Brooch: Pinchbeck, Pearl

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Victorian Oil Painted Portrait Brooch: Pinchbeck, Pearl

Measurements: 1" x 1 1/4" - WEIGHT: 8.2 grams

E.I.F. & Co. - an early Attleboro, Massachusetts Jewelry Manufacturing Co.

The metal surround is of pinchbeck; pearls are cultured. The lovely golden rope surround holds the painting and its crystal cover. Open "c" catch closure.

I believe that the small loop on the back of the brooch was used to attach a chain for a lapel watch.

The finely detailed painting was done with oil paints. Without taking the painting out of its bezel, I was unable to locate a signature, nor to decide if the painting was done on celluloid or ivory.

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