A totally charming miniature painting of a child, done in watercolor on natural material, and housed in an elaborately molded 15K gold case and surround. The cute sitter is in a white gown and posed against a cloud-filled blue sky, with foliage and a tree to the right. The reverse of the case is glazed, with a lock of hair in the aperture, and a pin so that the miniature can be worn as a brooch.
The condition of this The condition of this lovely example is excellent...
A miniature portrait of a young boy holding a flute-like instrument. The work is done in watercolor on organic wafer, and has a wonderful ethereal and luminescent quality to it. On the reverse, under glass, is the following information: ""Henry Brooke/born Dec. 26th 1796 painted by his Mother". Housed in its original leather case, which closes properly but does not latch...
A charming and beautifully rendered double portrait miniature executed in watercolors on natural wafer. The artist has depicted, in classical style, an attractive young woman dressed in a low cut white gown with a reddish robe draped around her. The very young and strikingly angelic child, with fulsome red curls, has its arms clasped around the mother's neck.
This appealing gem is in excellent condition, with no flaws. The case is 3 1/4" by 2 3/4".
A fine miniature portrait painting done in watercolor on organic material. The young boy, wearing a black hat, white coat, and coral sash, is posed against a background of a blue sky and a tree. The artist has cleverly painted the tree branch to arc over the boy's head, creating a natural framing effect and drawing the eye to the center of the work.
The painting is in excellent condition, with no flaws, and is housed in its original silver case, which measures 1 7/8" by 1 5/8".
Antique Anne Queen of Brittany French Miniature Portrait on Ivory 4.5''x3.25'' Framed. The piece is marked ''Anne de Bretagne'' on verso. She was a 15th century Queen of Brittany, France from 1488 to 1514. Ornate gilt floral frame. Condition Report; No imperfections noted.
Very fine German hand painted miniature portrait depicting a lady in 1800s attire housed in a fine brass frame with gilded bronze rim, late 19th/early 20th century period. Size; Painting is 3.5 x 2.75 inches and frame is 5.5 x 4.5 inches, no condition issues noted.
Fine 18th century miniature portrait, depicting a small ivory painted portrait of a young gentleman mounted on a lacquer ground with carved and gilt wood frame, Size; Portrait has measurements of 1-3/8 x 1-1/8 inches housed in a 5 x 4 inches gilt frame. Condition Report; Good condition, no issues noted.
Fine 18th century miniature portrait, depicting a double portrait mounted in a gold filled oval frame of a gentlemen with wife on verso, the woman contained within a braided hair surround. Size; Portrait of husband has measurements of 2.75 x 2.25 inches. Condition Report; Good condition, no issues noted.
A Chinese export carved ivory frame with miniature portrait, late 19th century period. Of scalloped oval form carved in deep relief with four dragons. Containing a hand-painted ivory portrait of a young beauty. Overall height of item is 6 inches with length of 5 inches, measurements of portrait is 3.5 x 2.75 inches. Condition Report; Miniature portrait in good condition, frame sustain a couple of age cracks.
A finely painted portrait miniature, on natural wafer, of a bespectacled officer of the 7th Bengal Native Infantry of the Honourable East India Company. Done in vibrant colors and wonderful; detail, the work can be strongly attributed to Raja Jivan Ram. Works from this period in this style by Indian artists are quite uncommon and highly collected. More specifically, very few works by Ram are in private hands.
The painting here is in overall excellent condition, with no chips, cracks, or bowing...
Continental oval miniature painting, "Dolores", depicting a young beauty with flowing hair and large hoop earrings, signed 'Wagner', captured in an oval gilt frame within a rectangular frame with velvet lining, and titled in graphite verso, plaque 3.25"h x 2.5"w; frame 6'h x 5"w. No condition issues noted.
Continental hand painted porcelain plaque, 19th century period, depicting a three quarter length view of a young girl in a headdress, after the 'Portrait of Beatrice Cenci' by Guido Reni, held in a gilt oval frame inside a rectangular frame with velvet lining, plaque titled in graphite verso\ 6.5"h x 4.75"w, frame 11"h x 8.5"w. No condition issue is noted.
A very fine 18th century American miniature portrait painting done on natural organic wafer. Any such early American painting is uncommon, but those done in profile are even more so. This wonderful example shows a gentleman in a royal blue coat with ruffled white ascot, with hair pulled back in a pony tail...
A beautiful watercolor on organic material portrait of an attractive young woman wearing traditional Belgian folk attire. She is set against a blue sky with white clouds. The gold pendant case the painting is in is also a work of art, with the reverse having a woven plaits of hair with a gold surround, all set into a wide cobalt glass border.
The painting and case are in superb condition, with no flaws, however minor...
Very well crafted continental enameled painting on oval plaque, 19th century period, depicting seated lovers. Size Measurements of plaque are 4 3/4 inches in height and 3 3/4 inches in length, housed in a bronze frame with purple liner. Condition is consistent with age.
An excellent example of the work of David Gibson, signed, lower left, "Gibson 1793". The sitter is a woman wearing a gown with low decolletage and a green and yellow hat. She is posed looking pensively to the viewer's left.
The painting is in excellent condition, with no flaws to speak of, and is in a gilt metal pendant case...
A miniature painting, watercolor on natural wafer, by Mary Ann Knight. The sitter is a young woman with long hair clad in a white dress with low decolletage, posed against a background of trees and a blue sky.
The painting is in excellent condition with no issues. Sight size is 2 9/16" by 2 1/8". The gold pendant case is 2 3/4" by 2 3/8".
NOTE: Mary Ann Knight (1776 - 1851) was born in London and began painting miniatures around 1802...
A beautifully painted watercolor on natural wafer, with a very strong attribution to John Barry as the artist. The sitter is an attractive woman with brown eyes and gray-brown hair cascading down her shoulder. She is wearing a dark blue velvet bow in her hair, a gauzy white fichu, and a blue dress with fine white lines and small white dots.
The painting is in superb condition, with no chips, cracks, bowing, or restoration...