Kirsten's Corner Jewelry
Victorian Enamel Miniature Portrait Medallion with 14K Gold Chain
A lovely Victorian enamel painted miniature portrait of a lady in a medallion, surrounded by tiny rose cut diamonds on platinum. The medallion measures 7/8 inches and has a concave design, with 14 karat gold and bright cut work on the surface. The figure depicted in the medallion is a lady with a powdered wig, a tilted gaze and a purple dress. She smiles as she looks outside of our field of vision. The medallion dates to the 1880s but the rose cut diamond platinum surround was added in the 1900s (during the Edwardian era) to enhance the brilliance of this miniature portrait. The chain made of a white gold and is marked with 14 karats. The chain measures 16 inches around. This piece is very lovely and has been well preserved over many years. A notable antique for any jewelry collection.