philamuseum: Staff Pick: The fad for “eye miniatures” started in the late eighteenth century as a way for secret lovers to send a memento in which the owner of the eye was recognizable only to the recipient.
Allegory of Love. Young Woman with a Pink, ca. Attributed to Hans Memling (Netherlandish, active about died Oil on wood Overall 17 x 7 in. painted surface 17 x 6 in. x cm) The Jules Bache Collection, 1949
'Fums up' lucky charm, English. 'The 'Fums up' lucky charm was a popular trinket given to servicemen in usually by their sweethearts. The head is made from wood so its owner would "touch wood" for good luck.