This unique picture is probably from the early 20th century. It is of a lady in period costume, perhaps a gypsy, holding a rose. Her hair is up-swept and held with another rose. She is made of molded celluloid and is about ¾ inch round. The length of her skirt perplexes me as the style predates women exposing their ankles. She is mounted on a wooden backing that is faced with crushed velvet and backed with red felt. All is framed in an ornate gold painted Rococo frame that has some red burnishing. The lady is 9 inches high and the frame is 16 x 11 inches.
The whole is in incredible condition for an object without glass protection. She has shadowing and staining associated with aged ivory. The velvet is unstained and the frame without break or crack.