Lady portrait brooch, please help identify

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Simona Buhus, Jan 26, 2022.

  1. Simona Buhus

    Simona Buhus Well-Known Member

    I wonder if anyone can recognise the lady in the frame.
    I don’t know if it’s painted or printed as it has a glass on top, any opinions? the frame is silver 800, gold plated probably as it is gold colour.
    I looked at the back, there is an panel that covers the back of the portrait, any idea how old is this brooch?
    My first of this kind, loving it .
    Thank you.
    Kind regards,
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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    1960s I'd think. This and similar portraits found on jewelry are usually copies of period portraits, oftentimes a riff on Marie Antoinette.


  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    that face doesn't match the clothes ....looks like Barbie....
    70's...maybe 80;s........... imo
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  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    In my experience these are prints of paintings of ladies who were famous beauties of their day, punched up with hand applied details in white to make them pop more like a genuine painted portrait miniature. I'm with Debora on the age of the brooch.
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  5. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

  6. Aznathalie

    Aznathalie Well-Known Member

    Portrait of Mrs Mary Graham
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  7. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Thought it might be Gainsborough; so many of them are.
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  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    With some license.


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  9. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Hinge looks a bit earlier than the 60s.
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  10. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    These were a hot item in the 50s, and I'd suspect in the late 30s/early 40s too right before the War cut off costume jewelry making.
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  11. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    That coral lipstick pretty 1960s.


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  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    She has a tan, unheard of in 18th century society.:facepalm: She will never find a husband looking like this, and will end her days in a convent.:arghh:
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