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Laurie Steig | RubyLane.comFri, 10 Jul 2015 5:36PM

Number 155, both pieces are by George Nathaniel Steere, 1906-1911

LeslieTue, 16 Jun 2015 12:16PM

I was so excited to see the Francis Peirson ring.  I am an art historian working on the Copley painting and would love to know if you have any idea where the ring is from, and if you have ever seen any others like it.  Thanks very much.

pollyTue, 2 Oct 2012 1:41PM

Hi - I wonder if you can tell me anything more about the ring belonging to Major Francis Peirson. He was the brother of my husbands 4th great grandmother and where the family name of Peirson comes from. It was great to see the photo on your site.

Ted PerryWed, 27 Jun 2012 3:29PM

A beautiful collection.  Does anyone know where such eye miniatures can be purchased. I've been looking for years but gave up some years ago when I could not find any.

H. ScheinerWed, 18 Apr 2012 8:39PM

Gorgeous collection!!!  Sharing some examples of the Lover's eye on Pinterest.  Thank you.

SueTue, 13 Mar 2012 8:01PM

Wow, what a nice collection of Lover's Eye jewelry!

Peggy McClard | www.PeggyMcClard.comFri, 10 Feb 2012 8:34AM

What an exceptional collection of antique jewelry!

Wayne Mitchell | http://antiquejewelryusa.com/Fri, 21 Oct 2011 6:07PM

You have many lovely pieces. Thanks for sharing your collection.

debbieMon, 29 Aug 2011 9:39AM

I inherited a brooch from my Auntie approx. 20 years ago and I just came across it the discription is: gold oval casting approz 14 inch high with black onyx stone in center are firds taking a brid bath in a bowl which looks like some type of brass bowl or gold which would based on the designer, but what mackes this so unusal is that there are cracks in the black stone whcih do not go thru the birds in the center...I could email a photo ..I'm just trying to see what it is worth and  possible of selling it...Thanks for for help in advance..Debbie

JulieWed, 2 Mar 2011 7:51AM

Hi, I was wondering if you might be able to help me. I have a brooch that kinda falls into the category of your items on this page. Your opinion would be most helpful since I can not find any information on it. Thanks J

Kimmy Kallens | ISat, 22 Jan 2011 6:26PM

My goodness....so many gazing secret lovers ...how are they displayed..?..in a place where one would be admired from afar...or close-by.....absolutely captivating....U

ElleryWed, 19 Jan 2011 4:36PM

Dear Cathy, what an amazing collection you have!
I'd love to ask you a few questions about the wonderful hummingbird jewelry you have here, such as photos 355, 486, and 525 on the "Georgian & Victorian" page. Would this be possible?
Please do let me know how I could reach you.
Many thanks,

Debbie NewellSun, 17 Oct 2010 10:05PM

What a wonderful and amazing jewelry collection you have!! You can sure tell that jewelry making has gone down hill alot...specially with the detailing...thank you for sharing

MOLAMSat, 31 Jul 2010 5:03AM

So many breathtaking pieces, thank you. It is so wonderful to be able to see other collections. I am going to display my own collection of antique mourning jewellery on my Facebook page www.facebook/molam.delove if you are interested to see it. All welcome. Thanks.

Ann IpsenSun, 18 Jul 2010 12:48PM

Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.

manonKaveskyFri, 11 Jun 2010 6:08PM

beautiful collection
great notes on the pieces
very respectfully

Wanda L HulsSun, 9 May 2010 9:06PM

Wonderful web site. Beautifully crafted pieces.  I have two pieces that I cannot identify.

john whitenightFri, 16 Apr 2010 3:27PM

What a terrific site. Is this all one collection. I'm particularly interested in the hummingbird jewelry. Is that in one collection as well or in museums? Thank you.

Clif | Berthon from Chatellerault, Poitou, France - on Tribalpages.Fri, 12 Mar 2010 7:17AM

Re Item 438 - Berthon Mourning Pendant.About  Berthon from Chatellerault, Poitou, France
Isaac P berthon Born 6 Aug 1663 Chatellerault, in his Will of 1747 refers to closer
relatives in France, Holland and elsewhere but bequeths to 'cousins'.
I have traced a branch of Berthons from Lisbon, too London, Amsterdam and  
Australia but at the moment,  though Isaac is a 'cousin' of, I have not
solved the family connection yet.
Rev Edward Lyon Berthon M.A. and Inventor of the Berthon Collapsible  Boat, says  "
My family is decended from the ' haute nobless' of France. MY Fathers great
grandfather St Pol le Berthon was the only son of the Heguenot Marquis de
Chatellerault who survived the massacre that followed the revocation of the edits of
Nantes in A.D. 1685. He escaped to Bordeaux and eventually Lisbon ".

Raymond Tinne Berthon who undetook considerable research into the Berthon and related
families has about 14 Berthon Family Pedigree Books deposited with the SOG in London,
snippetts of his research I have  accessed via the web but gold awaits at the SOG.

- Clif ( London, England )

Robert BoyajianMon, 7 Sep 2009 9:32PM

Beautiful collection! I enjoyed it alot, its nice that people can see glimses of historical significance.
I have held your shroud of turin enamel bracelet slide in my hands a few times when Razel Halpin had it in her collection.
I collect micro mosaics, you can check out some of my collection in the 'about us' section of my website www.raretiques.com ,art nouveau is another area I collect in.
Robert Boyajian

Linda CollierFri, 4 Sep 2009 8:24PM

This is the most remarkable collection I've ever seen !!! I've only seen about 3 of these in person and was enthralled by the whole idea.Would love to own just one someday.

Jean PapinFri, 24 Jul 2009 9:46AM

Hi Cathy-
I have a Rennaissance Revival set which is strikingly similar to your pendant (418) in construction enamel color and detail and wonder if your piece has any hallmarks which might indicate the maker. Any information would be appreciated!

Valerie RawlingsMon, 25 May 2009 11:29PM

Fascinating collection Cathy, thanks for posting your collection it is an invaluable resource for researchers and collectors.

debThu, 21 May 2009 6:46PM

WOOOOOOW!!!!! This was better than going to a museum...What a collection. I swear! I would rather buy jewelry than eat....

Vincent MB PinpinWed, 11 Feb 2009 6:29PM

Wonderful collection!  I just have a correction to make for your item "392 Memento Mori enamel slideCirca late 1600s?"  - I recognized that this is not just a skeleton but the "Shroud of Turin" showing the linen imprinted with the body of Christ.  Clearly it shows all the nail wounds on Christ's hands and feet including the wound on His side and the wounds of the crown of thorns on His forehead.  It is shown adored by angels with a monstrance that symbolizes the body of Christ right above it.

Margot GuerreroTue, 23 Dec 2008 9:38PM

Truly Magical!

Sarah | www.sarafinjewelry.comTue, 25 Nov 2008 11:47PM

Astounding collection, Cathy!  Wow!  I'm almost afraid to look sometimes because it makes me want it all!  What a fabulous eye you have, thanks for sharing.

K. KatherineThu, 13 Nov 2008 4:01AM

What an exquisite collection!  I have visually inhaled each lovely piece.  Thank you very much for taking the time to share your beautiful treasures!

Darlene | www.thingsgoneby.comTue, 29 Jul 2008 7:33AM

What a fabulous collection you have!  Thank you for sharing it.  If you are considering selling any of your memento mori pieces, would you please be so kind as to contact me?  I would be grateful.  With sincere regards, Darlene Bolyard
PS: did you recently sell your wonderful, early enamel memento mori slide with the skull, etc on it?  A client of mine just bought one exactly like it!  If you are interested in selling items of this quality, please contact me and I will link you up with her!

shannon dittbrennerSun, 1 Jun 2008 11:22AM

Wonderful examples of historic jewelry- I love the snakes, eyes and portraits!

Gloria FowlerTue, 29 Apr 2008 1:42PM

I do love #156 the one on the right. It is amazing. Are you just displaying or interested in selling?

Nan SkierFri, 18 Apr 2008 6:56PM

Your eye miniature collection is beautiful.  Are any of these pieces for sale, or do you know of any eye miniatures available for sale?

Gaye BreitelMon, 3 Mar 2008 1:50AM

Hi Cathy, It was so nice to meet you at the convention in October. You showed me a birds eye view of your outstanding  collection. Thanks for sharing then and now. I'm speechless. Can you hear the oooohs and aaahhs? Kind regards, Gaye

JayneSun, 27 Jan 2008 7:32AM


Kyle Karnes | www.exquisiteminiatures.comTue, 1 Jan 2008 1:57PM

You have put together a rather impressive collection of eye miniatures!  I've always been interested in eyes more than any other jewery, but they are sooo hard to find.  Good job.

Veronica McCullough | www.greatvintagejewelry.comTue, 4 Dec 2007 8:11AM

Im supposed to be working on my site-but Im rambling thru your fabulous site! I came here curious to know if you know anything about the designer or country of origin of Dunn Jewelry from the early 20th Century. They produced Gold Taille d' Epargne bracelets and lockets mostly. Im wondering if this is Walter A Dunn, and if it was an American firm, and if there is any connection to JR Dunn Jewelry in FL. Any idea ?

Don | www.portrait-miniature.blogspot.comMon, 16 Jul 2007 12:44AM

Hello, Congratulations!  You have many lovely items in your collection. You may be interested to know that I believe the initials on your miniature no. 27 are not E S H, but instead G S H - for Gerald Sinclair Hayward (1845-1926), who was a highly regarded miniature painter of 1890-1920. Also, in case it helps, I think items 55 and 56 were probably painted around 1900 to 1910.

R BrownMon, 4 Jun 2007 2:58AM

Thank you for sharing this exquisite collection with us

kelly nelsonFri, 11 May 2007 4:12PM

i would very much like to purchase the garnet pansy necklace from you. i have several Vauxhall pieces, perhaps we could barter? thank-you.

Cathy DunnMon, 2 Apr 2007 10:56AM

sooooo lovely!

Barbara TowellSat, 24 Mar 2007 7:24PM

This is the website I have been waiting for: beautiful antique jewelry, none of it for sale...just a fabulous romp through your criminal hoarding. Thanks very much. Don't sell my email address okay?

JoSat, 24 Feb 2007 8:15AM

What fantastic stuff! I am V Jealous! Never heard of lovers' eye before-crazy Victorians. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your treasures with us.

sandraSat, 6 Jan 2007 8:18AM

well, i have tons of antique jewellry, but am still very envious of this fabulous collection!

SteveThu, 18 May 2006 7:26AM

Wow!  What a spectacular collection of Georgian and Micro mosaic jewelry!  You have a great eye!

Jaie | jaie.livejournal.comMon, 17 Apr 2006 7:44PM

Stumbled upon your amazing collection. Spectacular!! One thing that may or not be true, I've been told that if pearls are added to a piece it often makes it a mourning piece as pearls are for tears. I've heard this from my grandfather who is an antique dealer and auctioneer and has been for nearly 60 years.

Linda Tue, 11 Apr 2006 9:39PM

I love this beautiful collection!  Just wait till I show my friend :)  65 and 66 are wonderful!  Then so are the others!

CharlotteTue, 21 Mar 2006 1:50PM

I've never seen such extraordinary micromosaics.  I love all things "spaniel."  Fabulous collection.


colleenMon, 20 Mar 2006 1:00PM

oh so wonderful! Are you selling any of the lover's eye peices? If not do you know where a girl could find a good knock off?

JulieFri, 17 Mar 2006 9:50AM

Thanks for sharing your collection with us...absolutely incredible stuff!

SarahMon, 6 Mar 2006 1:49PM

I stumbled upon your albums- amazing jewelry- do you sell it?  I'm especially interested in the lover's eye pieces.  Thanks!

orliSat, 14 Jan 2006 11:27PM

amazing collection of georgian lover'
s eye pieces and horn pendants, which you certainly don't see that often.

richard fauteuxSun, 25 Dec 2005 10:00AM

Cathy u are amazing - once u lock onto a new area of interest u are relentless the pursuit - even with resources it is astonishing that u ahve been able to turn up such stunning examples in so short a time. want to add Jensen to youir list of favorites?

rtzSat, 8 Oct 2005 9:50AM

looking for similar jewelry for sale , can you help?

jamesWed, 20 Jul 2005 10:07AM

i am also interested in purchasing any of the Lover's Eye peices, please tell me if you are selling them and how much you are looking for, thanks.

LoriTue, 28 Jun 2005 6:03PM

I am interested in purchasing "Lover's Eye" pieces.

LauraFri, 3 Jun 2005 11:44PM

I'd also like to know if these items are for sale.

roxanne SpringFri, 20 May 2005 7:03PM

Is aany of this Fabulous Jewelry for sale????Plesae tell me if/how I can purchase the item described as eorgian eye miniature enameled mourning ring. Neo-classical design with two urns poised horizontally on the shank.  The face panel has an outer rim of black enamel with finely looped gold inlay in a continuous pattern.  The center chamber features a beautiful painted eye miniature.  Inscription on the inside of the ring is too faint to read, but you can make out the date of 1817.
PLEASE HELP, I am in love with a ring!!!

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