All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1342182 (stock #a1515)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
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A miniature portrait on organic material of a pretty girl with black hair. Wearing poppies in her hair and on her sleeve, she is attired in a green gown and a coral wrap. The painting is signed "Pelil" and has a backing paper which says "Femme aux coquelicots" (French vernacular for the wild corn poppy). It is housed in the original ormolu frame.

With no condition problems, the sight size of the painting is 2 5/8" in diameter, and the frame is 4 1/2" by 3 3/4"...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1342175 (stock #a1514)
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A beautiful continental portrait miniature, painted on porcelain, of a child. The subject, with dark eyes and curly brown hair, is wearing a pendant locket, and is colorfully dressed in a white shirt, a blue lined jacket, and a red waist band. The work of art is in a later gold metal frame.

Condition is excellent, with no issues at all. The sight size of the painting is 2 1/2" by 1 3/4", while the framed size is 3 1/2" by 2 3/4".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1337574 (stock #a1512)
A superb enamel on copper portrait miniature by Jean Andre Rouquet. The sitter, dressed in an embroidered red jacket, ia a royal personage, evidenced by the ermine trimmed robe or cloak on his lap.

The condition of the miniature is excellent, with bright colors, no cracks, and no restoration. The duller areas along the edges are due to the way the light reflects off the curved edges. The early 19th century ormolu frame also is in fine condition...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1337504 (stock #a1411)
An absolutely charming American portrait miniature, on organic material, of a young child. The sitter, holding a ring toy, is in a white dress with red ribbons on the sleeves. Housed in a period and extremely high quality gilt-edged leather case with working clasp and a velvet interior.

The condition of this fine example is excellent, with no cracks, chipping, or restoration. The case is also in very fine condition, with a few minor and expected scuffs...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1337106 (stock #a1510)
An unusual family grouping of three miniature portraits on organic wafers. All pieces, clearly done by the same hand (as yet unidentified), have a wonderful "feel" to them and are cleanly executed. The reverend in his black non-liturgical clothing, his wife in her black dress with white lace and cap, and their beautiful daughter, posed beside a tree and attired in a high-waisted gown with a blue ribbon and wearing a tortoiseshell comb in her hair, are set against a blue sky background...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1335969
David Anthony
$310.00
This miniature gouache on ivory painting is exciting because it is not a portrait of a person as these things so often are. Instead we have a second half 19th C. reproduction of Dutch painter Frans Hals' (c. 1582 - 1666) well known The Merry Drinker ( c. 1628-30). As Walter Liedtke states in a Metropolitan Museum of Art essay on Hals, he was second only to Rembrandt and Vermeer, but also was closely studied by the burgeoning cadre of impressionist painters from the Continent and America...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1335504 (stock #a1508)
A fine pair of miniature portrait paintings, on natural organic material, housed in a 1/6 plate daguerreotype case, which is embossed in a cartouche on the front and back "M.B. Brady Case Maker NY". Cases by Brady are highly desirable and avidly collected.

As to the wonderful portraits, the first is of a bewhiskered gentleman in a black jacket, vest, and stock, and a white pleated shirt. The woman is attired in a black pleated dress with lace edging, and a white lace cap...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1335394
David Anthony
$100.00
Miniature portrait plate of male courtesan or military figure, 19th C hand painted with excellent detail. Over all condition is good, minor blemishes. Fake British Registry mark on back. Lighting washes out some of the surface for which we will provide updated photos. Dimension: 2 5/8" d
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1335380
David Anthony
$495.00
A nicely painted miniature portrait in watercolor on ivory of Queen Louise of Prussia (1776-1810) whose reverence by Germans continued for generations after her meeting with Napoleon in 1807 beseeching him to grant lenient terms to the Prussians after their decisive defeat. The portrait is framed in ivory with brass liner. Condition is excellent. We date this portrait to the 3d quarter of the 19th C...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1335140 (stock #a1509)
A rare portrait miniature on organic wafer, painted by W.E. Mynerts, depicting a rosy-cheeked young man wearing a black jacket and tie, and a white collar and shirt. The backing paper indicates that the sitter is Solomon Mills...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1334963 (stock #a1503)
Painted by Louis Francois Aubry with watercolor and gouache on organic wafer, this portrait miniature combines the superb skills of the artist with the radiant beauty of a young woman. The sitter, with hazel eyes and curly black hair, is wearing a deep navy velvet jacket over a white dress with a fancy lace ruffled collar. Completing her ensemble is a long double looped gold chain...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1334878 (stock #a1505)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
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A beautifully painted miniature portrait, on natural organic material, with an attribution to Pauline Augustin. The sitter, a young gentleman of strong presence with brown eyes and long flowing brown hair, is attired in a black coat, with white stock, vest, and shirt. The photograph does not do any justice to the quality of this piece.

The sight size is 4 5/8" by 4" and the framed size is 7 1/4" by 6 5/8"...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1331860 (stock #a1492)
A beautifully painted miniature by Jeremiah Meyer. The sitter is a blue-eyed older woman wearing a lace cap, a white gown and scarf with a large ribbon at the neck, and a taupe shawl. The 15K gold case is another extraordinary work of art, blue foil backed glass, and the same on the reverse surrounding and centering an oval woven plait of hair.

Condition of the painting and case is superb, with no issues. Sight size is 2.4" by 1/8", while the case size is 4" by 2.8".

NOTES:
1. The photo...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1331795 (stock #a1493)
A finely painted portrait miniature of a very pretty young girl, done in watercolor on natural organic material. The sitter has brown corkscrew curls and is wearing a white, strapless dress embellished with ruffles and pink ribbons. The background has a tree-lined landscape.

The condition of the painting, which is under glass, is excellent, with no cracks, chips, bowing, stains, or restoration. The original leather travel case has substantial wear on the outside, as is often the case with thi...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1331386 (stock #a1498)
A nicely limned portrait miniature painting on natural wafer. The sitter is a young gentleman with brown eyes and curly brown hair, attired in a black tie and jacket, white shirt, and yellow vest. The background is a pleasing bluish-gray. Set in a gilt metal case engraved on the reverse with "G.A.H." and the date 1836. The glazed aperture on the reverse contains a circlet of hair.

The sight size of the painting is 2 1/8" by 1 3/4". The painting is in excellent condition, with no cracks, bowing...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1328780 (stock #a1491)
A very nicely painted miniature portrait done in watercolor on natural organic material. Signed "D.F. Ames NY" along the lower right. The sitter is a nice looking young gentleman in a blue coat with gilt buttons, a black stock tie, off-white vest and ruffled shirt. Based on the hair style and clothing the painting was done at the beginning of the period when Ames was known to work.

The miniature is without any cracks, chips, bowing, or restoration. It is of goodly size, housed in a 3" by 2 1/...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1327008 (stock #a1486)
A very nice watercolor painting on natural wafer. The sitter is a beautiful young girl with hazel eyes and brown hair, simply dressed in a bluish gray gown with lace edging at the bodice.

The painting is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, bowing, or restoration. The original pressed brass frame with wood backing, and has some dents and a crease, which do not take away from the appearance. Sight size is 2 3/8" by 1 7/8", with the framed size being 3 3/4" by 3".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1321311
19th century double oval portrait miniature paintings, depicting Shah Jahan and his wife, Momtaz Mahal. in carved footed wood stand, 10" h x 11" w. Condition Report; Excellent condition, there is a plastic cover over portrait of Momtaz Mahal, can easily be removed. Provenance: From a New York collection.