Sacre de L’amitié
Finely executed watercolour miniature circa 1790, inscribed Sacre de L’amitié – ‘sacred to friendship’ set to a gold pendant. A female in the garb of a shepherdess takes flowers from a basket on a pillar garlanded with tiny pearls and offers them to a lamb, symbol of purity. To reverse a weave of brown hair, surmounted by the initials EC. Both sides of the pendant are covered by domed crystal. The pendant measures 1 and 3/4 inches by 1 and 3/4 inches. Very fine quality, immaculate condition.