Antique Painted Miniature Cherub Brooch
Antique Painted Miniature Cherub Brooch
Antique Painted Miniature Cherub Brooch
Antique Painted Miniature Cherub Brooch
Antique Painted Miniature Cherub Brooch
Antique Painted Miniature Cherub Brooch
Antique Painted Miniature Cherub Brooch
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Antique Painted Miniature Cherub Brooch

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Victorian brooch featuring a pair of cherubs; the left cherub writes or paints while the right cherub holds a string connecting to a butterfly in flight. The image is beautifully hand painted on natural material, set in sterling silver frame with vermeil accents. The painting is protected on reverse by a panel of unknown metal composition; original c-clasp pin closure.

Era: Victorian

Size: 2 1/4 inches long by 7/8 of an inch wide.

Materials: sterling silver, 2 seed pearls, natural wafer, gold accents, unknown metal backing.

Marks: Three illegible hallmarks on reverse - 1 on the pin, and 2 on side of c-clasp, suspected French origin.

Condition Notes: Excellent. The painting has no wear or water damage, all colors are vibrant. The glass has a few light scratches but no nicks, chips, or cracks. Seed pearls are intact and original with minor nacre wear. The sterling silver frame has tarnished to a consistent colour. Pin wiggles as often found in antique brooches, but remains secure in c-clasp. Beautiful patina has been left intact.

Antique and Vintage treasures often show signs of love, including patina, scuffs to gold and stones, old sizing or repair marks. I am committed to providing accurate listings and will disclose any defects - but please don't hesitate to contact me before purchasing, I am happy to answer your questions and provide more photos.