Karu Arke Inc Victorian Lady Portrait Brooch and Earrings

$ 45
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Beautiful portrait brooch by Karu features a Victorian lady with blue background set in antiqued goldtone frame. Plastic or celluloid covers the picture. Signed Karu Arke Inc on t he back. This comes with matching earrings (not shown) 3/4" oval clip on style.  

Portrait Jewelry was a favorite of our ancestors and their skills and

love for the art were passed down for generations. The beautiful images including loved ones, flowers and pastoral romantic scenes were favorite subjects.

Although similar in design, each one became a one of a kind work of art.

Hand painting was of the finest and was done on porcelain, ivory and other materials. For those not so artistically inclined,(or later for mass production) lithography was applied to the base and then "hand touched" or accented by another. One famous designer of such  lithography was "Fraggonard".

These romantic scenes are usually signed at the bottom. Factories in Limoges, France supplied porcelain blanks and lithographies were done for for young women to use as a parlor craft to increase their "cultural" dowery

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Price: $ 45
Pattern: portrait
Color: goldtone, blue, multi
Dimensions: 1-3/4" oval
Manufacturer: Karu Arke Inc
Quality: very good
Quantity: 1
Vendors Item# 45353E
Payments: PayPal, Money Order, Personal Check, Layaway
US Shipping: $3.00 first class insured
International: See shipping policy top of page
Layaway: See how to order top of page

 Most of our items are vintage unless we tell you otherwise. Therefore expect them to be in "Vintage" condition. This means normal wear and some softening of stone sparkle is to be expected. If either is in excess we will note it in our description. We do not thoroughly clean our items,  leaving that to the preferences of the buyer,  and if there are any serious problems, flaws or noticeable repairs, we will always try to note it in the description.  Realizing that nothing can replace a "hands-on" inspection of an item, if you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, we will always accept returns or otherwise try to make you a satisfied customer. Our return policy can be found at the top of each item page.

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Vendor Contact Information:

Jarretts Jade Jewelry & Small Antiques
Contact: Bill or Sally
889 Sherwood Rd
Charleston, WV  25314 USA
Phone: (304) 945-9136     

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