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Antique 1840 pinchbeck swiss landscape miniature painting under glass brooch.

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    Posted 6 years ago

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    A little work or art, a wearable landscape painting!
    I couldn't resist as not being gold, it was very affordable ;-)

    Some age damage to the under glass painting, but very acceptable, a very long pin which helps to date it too.

    4.2cm (1.5/8") wide, painting is 3.5cm by 2.8cm.
    3.5cm (1.3/8") high.

    Hand written on back fabric : "chute d'eau Suisse", aka waterfall Switzerland.

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    1. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      LOVE IT:)
    2. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Many thanks, Freiheit for your visit, love and comment !
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      I would think this brooch is Georgian, pretty painting.
    4. martika martika, 6 years ago
      So beautiful!!!
    5. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Just stunning!!..:-)
    6. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Oh that' so nice!
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      So incredibly beautiful!!! Simply stunning!
    8. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      I love this Kyra! The artwork is fantastic!
    9. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 6 years ago
      Very beautiful indeed!
    10. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Simply stunning!!! I love it very much!
    11. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      Such fine detail! - Super nice!!! - Bob
    12. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Jean, I had a typo writing 1850, it is around 1830/1840, early Victorian.

      Martika, Inky, Karen, Scott, Rick, Bijoucaillouvintage, Judy and Beyemvey, your beautiful, stunning, so nice comments delighted me as much as contemplating this tiny landscape :-) Thank you so much for your interest and loves too!

      David... You begin knowing my taste ;-)) Merci Derrick!
    13. Gillian, 6 years ago
      Hi Kyra,

      Our favourite Aunt has been back for a long time. Keeps deleting my posts when I question anything. Says the same thing she's always said - I can't find any information etc. thought someone here would know.

      Reported her posts, but today two new items. Would you look at steptoe or steptoe1 and tell me what you think.

      Thanks so much.
    14. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 years ago
      Hi kryatango, what an gorgeous brooch. I think it's amazing to contain all that, a landscape, people on such a tiny thing
    15. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Hi Gillian! I think same as you ;-)

      Vintagefran, hi! I totally agree, thank you for your kind appreciation!
    16. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 6 years ago
      Love it!
    17. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Love back to you, Vintagelamp ;-))
    18. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      Just Lovely .. miss the profile of the kids ..... '-(
    19. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Gary, so kind of you! Thank you!
      Actual profile is a tribute to Charlie cat who died last week from a heart failure, even not reached the age of 4 :-(
      He was so good at catching bugs on internet, and watching sex on the tv!

    20. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      Sorry to hear a bout Charlie..I have one 22 years old this spring ...and it will break my heart when he's not around following me as he does . '-(
      Watch sex on TV ,,.. those french cats are way ahead of ours .... but who picks the channels Oh I see its sex education......all kidding aside,.. sorry he's gone.. he looked like a hand full of fun ... love the u tube shots ...stay safe my friend ..
    21. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 6 years ago
      So sorry about Charlie, Pascale :-( When I noticed your new profile pic last week I wanted to tell you that it's so cute. Our pets take such a big place in our hearts don't they. It's all love...
    22. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Gary, I do hope your 22 old friend will follow you still for a lot of time! He is a cog (cat/dog mix!) as Charlie was, running to the door when hearing bell, and following in the garden...

      Bijou, merci! Pets are family members to me...
      The modified pic is really cute, Charlie loved his Ikea hedgehog, and carried it with him :-)
    23. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Thank you Eileen!
      A pity this is too small to be able to have a walk in it and visit the waterfall...

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