Lover's Mouth: Georgian high carat gold bracelet circa 1820, the central compartment enclosing a watercolour on ivory miniature of a lover's mouth. Georgian lover's eye portraits are relatively scarce and this is only the second example I have seen of a lover's mouth. The lid of the compartment is engraved with a rose, indicating that the subject within is sub rosa, i.e. it is secret, confidential and not to be discussed. A superb piece redolent with symbolism.
1804-20 Ivory ticket of admission to Astley's Royal Amphitheatre in Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth. The ticket admits two to a box hired in the name of J James and would have been valid for repeat admissions to the circus throughout the season.