18th Century Silk Love Token Pocket Watch Sampler Circa 1785 Georgian - image 1 of 4

A rare little 18th century printed silk watch paper from Georgian England. This tiny treasure was made to be stored inside a gents pocket watch, its purpose to prevent dust accumulating on the movement. Made in paper, silk and embroidered on linen these tiny keepsakes were often given as love tokens to the intended.

Please see identical examples at the British Museum, for example 1958,1006.2633.216

Our love token example features a poem titled Love and reads:

' Love. It conquers time, it mocketh pain, And deathless is its will; And when all earthly hopes are vain, It feeds on memory still'.

Size: A small 1 5/8 inch diameter (41 mm)

Condition: Good with signs of age to the silk borders. You will notice some gentle fraying to both sides.


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ITEM ID
TA12489
COLOR
Beige, Black
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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18th Century Silk Love Token Pocket Watch Sampler Circa 1785 Georgian

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