Love Token

Early 19th Century


This miniature silk needlework was specially created as a love token to fit inside the covers of a gentleman’s pocket watch. Such tokens often included a brief aphorism or a symbolic image, such as two love birds, and were a delightful tradition of the early nineteenth century.

This example has been finely embroidered with a garland of trailing flowers using brown silk thread on cream silk and has a central motto that reads “May heaven to you its choicest gifts impart”. It is edged with a yellow silk knotted border.

An excellent and beautiful survivor that deserves to be well treasured!!

Item Ref. 6284

Size: 46mm (1¾") diameter