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Antique Portrait Pendant - Hand Painted Beauty on Celluloid - Medieval Maiden Sterling Setting
A profile portrait painting - in miniature - of an ancient maid... rendered on Celluloid...
In profile...
with beautifully painted and detailed tresses and headpiece.

Beautifully painted on a thin piece of Celluloid,
Tiny flecks of gold adorn this most precious piece.

The Setting is filligree.. and simply marked-/stamped
"800" on the back of the setting.
(This means it's 80% Silver...)

Made as a pendant...
With a jump ring and a spring clip.

These pictures do not do the tiny painting justice..
It's a beauty-

Measures:1 1/4" long x 1 1/8 wide.

Vintage- 1900's. Possibly earlier.
Celluloid jewelry was begun in the 1880's.

There is a signature in red on the left side.
I can only make out:
what looks to read- "altor"

NOTE:
I had to find out what this piece was - and so took it apart to clean the glass as well.
This is when I discovered it was Celluloid... and painted - for sure.
There was another piece of paper to bulk up the back...
and it looks to be a piece of a card...
writing on the back- and an old litho print of the front.

So- this dates to at least the early early 1900's.

Condition:
The glass is now very clean... and the setting remains unpolished.
The back had some glue or something -
and there was probably not another back to the piece...
The painted portrait itself has one small loss of paint on the right edge.
This is covered by the setting- and doesn't detract.

And - she's beautiful!
A dream of a Maiden.

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Antique Portrait Pendant - Hand Painted Beauty on Celluloid - Medieval Maiden Sterling Setting

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Overview

  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: painted celluloid, silver filigree setting, glass frontal plate
  • Feedback: 1260 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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