An impeccable solid gold Neo-Classical lace pin. Enamel on porcelain, set in 14kt gold and framed with natural seed pearls. The portrait shows exquisite period design and materials ~ rich enamels and tinsel or foils in gold, bronze and lavender. Opaline beads decorate her headdress. She wears Grecian style clothing and a subtle Mona Lisa smile. Made to secure fine laces on a bodice, the bits of foil detail would have danced in the warm glow of the firelight.
In very fine condition with unfaded colors in both enamels and foils. The pearls have lustrous skins. The c-clasp at the back works just as it should. There is one tiny line at the perimeter of the portrait panel, just in front of the lady's forehead. This pin is secure and sturdy. You can wear it as often as you like in complete confidence. A shade over 3/4" diameter. Exhibition Qualtiy. Shown with a beautiful example of 19th century Point de Paris lace (not included). Free USA Shipping and Insurance