A RARE token of love could make the perfect Valentine’s Day present when it goes under the auctioneers’ gavel.

Among the items up for sale in Dorset-based Charterhouse’s jewellery, watches and silver auction in February is an old pendant sent from one lover to another.

The pendant, estimated at between £400-600, has a miniature watercolour of an eye inset in a frame of paste set in a yellow-coloured metal mount.

Charterhouse founder Richard Bromell said: “The worry of buying a present for your loved one at Christmas is now just a distant memory as some of us now worry what special gift to get for Valentine’s Day.

Bournemouth Echo: The lovers' miniature eye pendant up for sale in Dorset at between £400-600.The lovers' miniature eye pendant up for sale in Dorset at between £400-600. (Image: Charterhouse)

“Whilst we will never know the identity of the sitter, the eye would have been a gift from the sitter to a secret lover.”

The pendant will be sold on Thursday, February 2, followed by a single owner collection of dolls, antiques and interiors on Friday, February 3.

All the lots and viewing details are available online at charterhouse-auction.com where live online internet bidding is also available.

Charterhouse is also accepting further entries for its busy programme of auctions including coins, medals, stamps and collectors in March along with classic cars and motorbikes.