1770s French Revolutionary Officer Portrait Miniature, 18k Gold Bracelet, Hair Art. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure.
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A remarkably beautiful and generous 2 wide locket clasp, mounted with the portrait miniature of an officer of the French Revolution, Royalist, who wears early medal similar to the later (1812) Medal of Honor on his uniform. A French friend has confirmed the medal is "Ordre de Notre Dame du Mont Carmel", in variations, dating back to 1607 and officially dissolved on Order of the French Revolution. His white uniform is trimmed in Navy blue, white or silver bullion epaulettes on both shoulders. His hair in the manner popular in his era, c.
Remarkable portrait, his face is only 3/8 from chin to hairline. I have not opened this one. I hesitate to take jewelry items apart. There is a faint dust on the inside of the old original convex cover glass. Nothing wrong with the painting, itself.
The locket's back side also still has the convex cover glass. As stunning as is the painting and that fine 18k gold French bracelet clasp, it's all the more rare to have the woven hair of the bracelet so pristine. This one has never been worn, shows not a bit of wear nor disruption.It has French guarantee mark for 18k solid gold (shown but very tiny), and is 7" long lying flat, plus the insert for the clasp, so will easily fit a 7" wrist or slightly larger (the braided hair does have some stretch to it). This would indicate, in its time, it might have been made for a gentleman. Perhaps a souvenir for this officer at the ceremony of his medal award. Portrait bracelets are so rare. This one is more than 250 years old. I really can find nothing to disclose as a flaw. Measurements are noted on our photos. So rare - this one. We're easy to deal with.
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