c.1790-1820: Georgian Eye Jewellery “Eye miniatures came into fashion at the end of the 18th century. In France, where eye miniature seems to have originated, the eye as symbol of watchfulness was adopted by the state police for buckles and belts. In Britain it had a role as a love token, with some eye miniatures glistening with a trompe-l’oeil tear, or a diamond set to imitate a tear. V and A M
A FINE EXAMPLE OF A GEORGIAN MOURNING PORTRAIT MOURNING RING. THE NAVETTE SHAPED RING WITH ORIGINAL BEVELLED GLASS HOUSING THE FINELY HAND PAINTED SEPIA MOURNING MINIATURE DEPICTING A MOURNING MAIDEN RESTING AGAINST A LOVED ONES MEMORIAL URN AND PLINTH. | eBay!