"Lover's Eyes" at Winterthur

Two-sided gold pendant surrounded by seed pearls, England, ca. 1830. 1-7/8" (with hanger) x 1-3/8" x 1/4". Collection of Dr. and Mrs. David Skier.

Two-sided gold pendant surrounded by seed pearls, England, ca. 1830. 1-7/8" (with hanger) x 1-3/8" x 1/4". Collection of Dr. and Mrs. David Skier.

I’ve just received notice from Winterthur Museum in Delaware of the upcoming exhibition entitled The Look of Love:  Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection which will be at the museum from September 1, 2013 through January 5, 2014.  “Lover’s eyes” have long fascinated me and I would so like to see this collection on loan from the Birmingham Museum of Art.  

These wonderful and romantic trinkets were a charming trend that sprung from a story of forbidden love...and royal love at that.  Visit the Winterthur website HERE for the whole story!