Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I have been meaning to post this for some time. This is a 17th century Dutch, handpainted miniature locket.  The locket comes with multiple mica discs of handpainted disguises that the owner can change as desired ~ transforming the portrait. Julie Reed sent me a link to this amazing treasure when she posted it on her fabulous blog Bricolage. I still can't get over how old it is and that the mica pieces have all survived. You must visit Julie's blog she often has great coverage of flea markets, antique shows and art fairs.

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