Left: A gentleman’s brown eye painted in miniature on ivory,
set in gold with garnets and seed pearls. Garnets often symbolize love and pearls can symbolize purity, so this is more likely a love token rather than a mourning piece. Early 19th century. 1″ x 1¼”
Right: A gentleman’s blue eye painted on ivory, set in gold with garnets. Clouds surrounding the eye sometimes represent a deceased person gazing out from heaven. Uncertain if initials DD belong to the artist or the sitter. Early 19th century. 1¾” x 1½”