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".

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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...

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"...

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...

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.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1321310
19th century Indian oval portrait miniature, depicting Shah Jahan and his wife, oil on ivory, 4 1/4" h x 3 1/4" w. Provenance: From a New York collection.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1320037 (stock #a1479)
A charming naive portrait miniature of an attractive wasp-waisted young woman, painted by Abraham Parsell. The sitter is wearing a puffy-sleeved velvet trimmed black dress, gold earrings and a gold long chain necklace. The background, of a type used by and associated with Parsell, is done in an interesting pattern of grays and white. The miniature is housed in a dag case.

The condition of the painting is excellent, with no cracks or painting restoration...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1319318 (stock #a1473)
A beautiful and finely painted miniature portrait painting, done in watercolor on natural material, by Thomas Seir Cummings. The sitter is a very attractive woman wearing an academic or possibly a cleric gown, and a white lace and blue material cap. The frame, which is later, is a beautiful burl wood.

The sight size is 4" by 3", and the framed size is 6 1/2" by 5 1/2". Condition is excellent, with no cracks, chips, paint loss, bowing, or restoration...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1319183 (stock #a1471)
An unusual miniature portrait, done by firing enamel on glass. This combination of subject matter, style, medium, and technique is quite rare for this period and area. The sitter is a quite handsome man in a black coat with a white shirt, vest and tie. He is posed on a red chair in front of a drapery done in hues shading from red to orange. In the center left is a window view of hills, a river and two ships.

The frame is original, and bears the label of F.A. Wenderoth of Phila...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1319180 (stock #a1472)
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A striking miniature portrait painting on organic material, finely painted by John Ramage. The sitter, a gentleman elegantly attired in the height of late 18th century fashion, is wearing a white shirt with a ruffled white cravat and a brick-red coat over a brown-striped vest.

The condition of the painting is superb, with no flaws whatsoever, as is that of the later case. Sight size is 1 5/8" by 1 1/4", and the case size is 1 3/4" by 1 1/2"...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1319064 (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. The painting in in a period gilded wood frame.

The condition of this fine example is excellent, with no cracks, chipping, or restoration. There is a 3/4" chip at the outmost left lower edge of the frame. Sight size is 2 1/2" by 1 3/4", and the frame size is 10" by 8".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1319061 (stock #a1446)
A well painted miniature portrait, on natural wafer, of a woman who is probably Elizabeth I of England, wearing a blue dress, her signature large neck ruff, and a crown. Clearly done long after her reign, this is a nicely done interpretation of her and her clothing.

The overall size of the brass case is 2" by 1 5/8". Condition of the painting and the frame is excellent, with no cracks, bowing, or restoration.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1315619 (stock #a1460)
A finely limned miniature portrait painting by Andrew Plimer. The sitter, a beautiful young woman with dark hair and blue eyes, is wearing a high-necked white dress, a pearl necklace and a pearl barette. She is posed against a cloud filled blue sky...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1315559 (stock #a1470)
A nicely done miniature, on natural wafer, of a gentleman in a black. The reverse of the case is a beautiful example of repousse work, and has an aperture with hairwork within.

The painting is in good condition, with no chips, cracks, or inpainting. The case is in excellent condition and measures 2 1/2" by 2".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1700 item #1308562 (stock #na122)
A very early and rare miniature, enamel on copper, done circa 1690-1700 by Peter Boy the Elder (1651-1727)...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1308204 (stock #a1445)
A nicely painted and early miniature portrait of a man done in watercolor on natural organic material. The blue-eyed sitter is a nice-looking gentleman fashionably attired in a full, long wig, a blue loose fitting robe, and white ruffled shirt.

One of the interesting things about this piece is that the original gold case is of a type known as a "slide case". The top protuberance is attached to a small sheet of metal (in this case gold), and when a little knob is pushed, the sheet can slide com...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1307719 (stock #a1442)
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. Sight size is 2 1/4" by 2 ...