4 June 2013
ENGLISH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1800
A lady's brown eye, weeping, a seed-pearl on her cheek, brown curling hair set with gold wire
navette-shaped, 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.) high, gold frame with split-pearl surround, split-pearl set suspension-loop surmount
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For the most recent publication on eye miniatures, see the exhibition catalogue The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Ala., 2012.
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