Georgian Louis XVIII Miniature Portrait Locket

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MATERIALS: 18k gold (tests), glass, portrait miniature, new 14k gold chain

AGE: c. 1820

SIZE: 1" length including the bale, 3/4" diameter, 18" chain.

King Louis XVIII had neither Napoleon's charm nor his charisma. He fled - or got thrown out of - France multiple times. This teeny-weenie painting probably was based on a larger portrait, and multiple miniatures were likely handed out to his (sparse?) supporters. A ring with the same portrait is in the Alice and Louis Koch collection.