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. He has an earring in his ear. Because of the style clothing, and the earring, this would be a portrait of a ship's cabin boy. It is very unusual to find such a painting as cabin boys would not have the money to pay for it...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1259042 (stock #a1361)
A fine American naive folk art miniature portrait painting of a gentleman posed in front of a red drape. He is attired in a black coat and tie. Housed in its original silk lined red leather travel case.

Sight size is 2 1/4" by 1 7/8", and the case size is 2 3/4" by 2 1/4". Condition of the painting is excellent, as is that of the case which does has some minor grime on the pitsude and minor deterioration to the silk.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1920 item #1257517 (stock #828)
A beautifully executed 19th Century Madonna painting on porcelain, with only an impressed number and an unknown symbol on the reverse. No signature. An exquisite little painting, in a lovely 19th century frame. The piece measures 1.50" x 1.25" (3.81 x 3.17 cm) image, and 2.25" x 1.75" (5.71 x 4.44 cm) to the outside of the metal frame. European. Condition of this rare, lovely piece is very good, with some expected loss to the glaze over the enamel. $12 US Shipping.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1254890 (stock #a1358)
A very nicely executed pair of portraits of a man and a woman, done in watercolor on card or paper. The woman is identified on the reverse as Elizabeth Gill Elford, painted by J. Mitchell Cox in 1835. The sitter's name and the artist's signature are on card that was cut out and applied to the newer backing, but were part of the original backing to the painting. The man is identified as Benjamin Elford , and signed twice on the back as painted by J...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1254205
Continental portrait miniature on porcelain of a lady in Saucy hat and 18th century attire, mounted in velvet lined frame, from 19th century period. Size; dimensions of portrait itself are 3 x 2 1/2 inches housed in 6 x 5 inches frame. Condition Report; Both portrait and frames are in very good condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1254204
Continental portrait miniature of a lady in Saucy hat and 18th century attire, mounted in velvet lined frame, from 19th century period. Size; dimensions of portrait itself are 2 1/4 x 2 inches housed in 5 x 4 1/2 inches frame. Condition Report; Both portrait and frames are in very good condition.