Posted 3 years ago
I caught it last week from England, arrived today!
Amazing details on this miniature, painted on the reverse of a slightly domed glass, mounted as a brooch, around 1850, metal is either pinchbeck or pomponne, a Zinc/Copper alloy.
I immediately recognised the river Seine, a view of Louvre, on the left, the Pont Royal (built between 1685-1689 during Louis XIV reign, by Jules Hardouin Mansart) and Notre Dame cathedral in center right back ground.
Pic#4 is the nowadays view.
This is a very large brooch!
Width: 2.3/4" or 7cm
Height:2.3/8" or 6cm