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1870s Victorian Hand Painted Vagabond Boy Porcelain Brooch

$ 175.00

In the days before photography was easily accessible, hand-painted portraits and miniatures were highly sought after commodities. Many of these petite works of art were commissioned in remembrance of a loved one and used in mourning jewelry. 

However, a large number of these portrait pieces were created by artisans to depict the likeness of everyone from gypsies and royalty to beautiful ladies and Greek gods. 

This exquisite piece features a young vagabond boy dressed in vibrant blues and purples hand painted on porcelain. He is encased in an ornate gold-tone setting featuring a heavy metal braided rope spiral wrapped in gold. 

Brooch fastens with a 1.75" pin back with a tube hinge and "C" catch.

Measurements:

Width: 1.625"

Height: 1.8"

Stamped: 31

Condition: Excellent

Very slight surface wear, which is only visible with magnification. 

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