All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1246558 (stock #a1353)
A beautifully rendered miniature painting, on natural organic material, by John Barry. The sitter is an attractive and stately woman with the mass-like appearance of her hair that is one of the characteristics of Barry's work. The casework is as fine as the painting, with the miniature set in a gold bezel, and the reverse with foil backed blue glass surrounding a display of tightly woven hair.

Both the painting and the case are in excellent condition, with no laws or restoration...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1246462 (stock #a1352)
A finely done miniature portrait painting on ivory, depicting an handsome gentleman wearing a black coat, white shirt and collar, with a stickpin.

The painting is in superb condition, with no problems or restoration. It is housed in its original case of cast foliate brass with the reverse having a glazed aperture. The case and glass are also in excellent condition, though the reverse has several unimportant dents.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1230068 (stock #00698)
Piccolo Art
$400.00
English School, c. 1840 Watercolour portrait miniature of a woman wearing an orange gown and a blue pendant around her neck, with drop earrings. Her brown hair upswept and arranged in curls. Brass frame. 7 cms. X 6 cms. (2 3/4 inches X 2 1/4 inches). Very good condition. As with all paintings sold by Piccolo Art, this miniature has an unconditional 30 day money back guarantee.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1229227 (stock #a1305)
A well painted miniature painting on ivory by Theodore V. Peticolas. The sitter, from Cincinnati, is a handsome young man in a black coat with a white shirt and a stickpin. This painting was part of a pair belonging to the family, the other one of which was signed and dated by Peticolas. The beautiful gilt brass repousse frame is somewhat earlier, being from c1830.

The miniature is in fine condition, with no chips, cracks or bowing...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1229200 (stock #na112)
A well painted miniature portrait on ivory of a sea captain, identified on the reverse as "Phillip…MHK Captain". The miniature is in very good condition, with no cracks, chips, bowing, or restoration. The period lacquered frame is missing its cover glass, easy enough to replace. Sight size is 2 7/8" by 2 3/8", and the frame size is 5 1/8" by 4 3/8".
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1229194 (stock #na108)
A very well executed miniature portrait painting of a gentleman, watercolor on ivory by Edward Nash. The leather travel case states that the miniature was owned by Mrs. Thos. Higham. The miniature is in wonderful condition, but lacks an inner case to the travel case. The size is 2 13/16" by 2 5/16".

NOTE: Edward Nash (1778-1821), reportedly a hunchback, exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1800 to 1820. He lived for a while in the Lake District and knew Wordsworth, Coleridge, Southey, et al.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1229054 (stock #na104)
A fine miniature portrait painting on ivory attributed, by two experts, to Joseph Saunders. The sitter is a young boy dressed in blue garb with gray trim. Condition is excellent, with no issues. The piece is actually much better in person than the photos indicate...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1229050 (stock #na110)
A well done miniature portrait painting on ivory, with the sitter being Bishop William White. This piece was done based on the original work painted in enamel on copper by William Birch in 1830. This example kept very true to the original.

The painting is in excellent condition, as is its original velvet travel case, although the photo is not of the highest quality...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1228867 (stock #a1240)
A fine silhouette on ivory, done in black and bronze gilt, of an older woman. The reverse of the gilt metal case, which comes with its silk lined red leather travel case, has elaborate, tightly woven, hairwork of two colors, indicating that one of them was hers, while the other was of a loved one.

Both the miniature and the case are in excellent condition. Sight size of the piece is 2 3/8" by 1 7/8", with the case size being 2 9/16" by 2 1/16".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1228827 (stock #a1239)
A very fine miniature bust length silhouette on ivory by John Miers. The piece is signed along the left side of the bust line. As is usual with his best examples, this painting shows very finely executed bronzed work. The interior of the top is glazed with a hairwork enclosed. Sight size is 1 1/8" by 7/8", and the locket size is 1 1/4" by 1"...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1228807 (stock #na113)
A beautifully painted miniature portrait on ivory, signed and dated lower left "Gerald S. Hayward 1882". The sitter is an attractive young woman wearing a diamond necklace and white gown. The background is white clouds against a blue sky...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1228506 (stock #a1339)
A well painted miniature on ivory of an older gentleman. He is dressed in a blue coat with brass buttons and a white shirt and cravat. However, he is wearing glasses, which is very rarely depicted in portraits. The blue background nicely complements his clothing. The portrait is signed, lower right, with the initials "W.B." As of yet, my research has not determined the name of the artist. There is a thick cutting of hair displayed on the white glass back of the gilt metal case. E...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1228502 (stock #na118)
A nice miniature painting done by Christopher Greiner. The sitter is a gentleman in a black coat and tie, but Greiner emphasized the somber feel of the painting by using a background of black and dark green.

The painting has no condition flaws, and is housed in a cast foliate pendant case with hair in the glazed aperture on the back...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1228420 (stock #a1332)
A finely painted American miniature portrait of a gentleman in a black jacket and tie, posed in front of a red drapery. What makes this highly unusual for a miniature cased portrait is that it is oil paint on wood, rather the the exceedingly more common watercolor on ivory or paper.

There is a very old note in the gilt metal case identifying the sitter as John Calvin Margin, born in 1790, the son of Curtis and Claire Margin, with a reference to Boston, Mass and Binghamton NY...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1228123 (stock #a1335)
A nicely done watercolor on ivory miniature painting by William Massey Stroud Doyle, signed and dated "1814" center left...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1228081 (stock #a1321)
A nicely limned watrercolor portrait painting of a curly haired young man. The name of the sitter, who is wearing a black coat and cravat, is signed illegibly on the back. The chased gilt brass foliate case has a glazed aperture on the reverse containing a woven plait of hair.

Overall excellent condition with some even minor overall toning, and with no restoration. The case is 2 3/4" by 2 1/4".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1227859 (stock #a1338)
An exceptional example of a watercolor on ivory American miniature portrait painting of a handsome boy with blue eyes. The sitter is dressed in a black cravat and coat, with a light tan waistcoat, and a white shirt with a stickpin. Additionally, the reverse of the case is very unusually treated, with white glass painted with a lavish oval of flowers surrounding the initials "HA" done in black calligraphy. E. Grosvenor Paine provenance.

The miniature and the case are in excellent condition, wi...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1227673 (stock #a1322)
An American miniature portrait painting on ivory of a very attractive boy with gray-blue eyes, wearing a red velvet jacket. The painting is 2 3/4" by 2 1/4" and is in excellent condition.