All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1276673 (stock #a1392)
A truly beautiful pair of miniature portraits, on natural wafer, exemplifying Hugh Bridport at his very best. Signed on the back of the boy,, in graphite, "Painted by Hugh Bridport, Phila".

The very handsome gentleman is wearing a black ascot, white collar, white shirt with onyx studs, and a black jacket. The young boy, with fine, light brown hair, is wearing a sky blue garment with white embroidery on the wide collar.

Both miniatures are in superb condition, with no cracks, chips, or bowing...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1276639 (stock #a1390)
An Italian miniature painting on natural wafer, Signed lower left "Mario Salvi". The sitter is identified, in the family history on the reverse, as Olivia Pia Salvi.

Olivia, a pretty young woman in a pale blue gown, is painted in a soft manner, with luminescent skin tones, as was the Italianate style of the time. The artist composed the painting very carefully, with the almost cloud-like hair framing the face and curling down to follow the neckline of her dress...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1276634 (stock #a1394)
A finely done miniature portrait, on natural organic material, of a handsome young man. The sitter has blue eyes and light brown hair, and is wearing a blue jacket with a white shirt and ascot.

The portrait is housed in its original case which has a braid of hair in its rear glazed aperture. The condition of the painting is excellent, with no chips, cracks, or bowing...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1274506 (stock #a1389)
A beautifully executed miniature portrait painting, on natural organic wafer, signed and dated, lower left, "Legenvre 1813". The sitter is a nice looking young gentleman with curly hair and hazel eyes, wearing a dark blue coat, white shirt and ascot, and pink edged vest.

Condition is excellent, with no cracks, bowing, or restoration...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1273546 (stock #1114)
An antique French ivory oval cabinet trinket box with a fine miniature painting on ivory of a young maiden. Signed H.Juven. Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 1 3/4". Excellent condition. Lid is not warped and fits nicely. Dates circa 1900.Postage/insurance extra. Satisfaction guaranteed. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition within 3 days of having been received and the way it was packed/shipped...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1272414 (stock #DU1675)
We are offering this beautiful miniature hand painted portrait of a royal lady and signed by the artist. We are unable to identify the artist but have photographed the signature which is on the lower right side. Also we are not able to identify the royal lady, but she is certainly adorned and crowned with the most beautiful jewels, most likely rubies and diamonds...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1267265 (stock #a1203)
A very fine miniature portrait painting, on natural wafer, of a handsome young gentleman with long blond hair and hazel eyes. He is nattily attired in a black coat with a patterned vest and a boldly reddish and blue striped tie with a long stickpin. He is proudly displaying some kind of honorary or fraternal pin hanging from his left lapel.

The miniature is in a cast foliate case. The reverse of the case is elaborately chased, and has a glazed aperture which contains a lock of hair...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1267190 (stock #a1226)
A very nicely done naive watercolor of a gentleman, housed in its original embossed brass frame. The painting has had no restoration and has no tears or losses. sight size is 2 1/4" by 1 3/4", and the framed size is 3 3/4" by 3 1/8".
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1266562
A beautifully painted bust portrait on ivory of a man in rather formal clothing typical of the second quarter of the 19th century. Signed on the left margin, "Weber fct.'29 (or 20?)". In original black frame, the round brass frame contained within. 2 1/2 inches high X 2 1/4". In excellent condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1266140 (stock #ER)
A beautiful painting on ivory of a praying woman in Medieval dress, a landscape scene in the background, after Italian artist Filippi Lippi. Signed by the artist on right edge of the painting E Mel_ _ _ _ .In a black frame trimmed in gold, the glass beveled. 2 5/8 inches X 2 3/4 inches. Excellent condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1265937 (stock #ER 35)
An elegant painting of the Holy Mother. Signed at the right lower edge in red, "E Melo_ _". Some Loss of paint to the right and left edge of the painting otherwise this piece is in excellent condition. The brass oval frame with beveled glass has its hanger ring in place. 19th century. Inscription on the back.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1265146 (stock #cons LMc)
A finely painted portrait on ivory (?) of a woman in black with a white collar pinned with a brooch her hair parted in the middle and pulled gently back. The whole in a worn blue velvet case the interior in off white satin measuring 3 1/2" x 3". In excellent condition with no visible flaws. Ca. 1860's.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1264033 (stock #a1204)
A finely painted miniature portrait, watercolor on natural wafer, of an attractive young woman. She is wearing a black dress, a white and pink fichu with a brooch, and a lace collar.Original case with a glazed aperture on the reverse. This fine example was part of the well-known sale of the Paul and Barbara Carpenter collection.

The sight size is 2 3/8" by 2".Aside from a small chip to the edge of the cover glass, the condition of the painting and case is excellent, with no issues...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1263932 (stock #a1138)
An interesting naive miniature portrait of a young man, done in watercolor on natural wafer, and in a 14K gold locket. The bewhiskered sitter is wearing a black coat, white shirt and collar. The strong blue background is a wonderful contrast with the portrait. The painting is signed on the right side: "1816 Dixon."

The miniature is in excellent condition, with no issues. The gold case is in fine condition, but does have some unimportant dents on the reverse, above the glazed aperture...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1263694
Large British school miniature of a fine looking gentleman.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1261925 (stock #1169)
Rare and unique, Antique oval Miniature Oil Painting, originally mounted onto the front cover of a leather book, possibly a personal diary, and remains attached to that cover; note the remains of brass closure hardware on right side. The gilded, leather book cover is mounted within a vintage, gilt leather desktop frame.

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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1259118 (stock #a1369)
A finely done American miniature portrait, on natural wafer, of a handsome boy. The sitter has short chestnut hair and blue eyes, and is wearing a black coat and cravat, and a white pleated shirt with stickpin.

The overall size of the gilt foliate frame, which has a window on the reverse revealing a plait of hair, is 2 5/8" by 2 1/4". Condition of the painting and the frame is excellent, with no cracks, bowing, or restoration.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1259115 (stock #a1344)
A fine miniature portrait painting, on organic wafer, of a boy. The young lad, who is holding a red book, is wearing a blue jacket, a striped vest over a white shirt with a flared collar wide open at the neck...