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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1940 item #378181 (stock #M8369)
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$550.00
Early to mid-20th century miniature portrait in watercolor on ivory depicting the most wonderful baby, so full of charm and character. She wears a gold bracelet and pendant (and nothing else!), and his holding a letter. She has the cutest smile! Set in gilt metal pendant frame, which sits in a velvet and silk-lined leather case. Painting is in excellent condition; case is scuffed. Measures 3” by 2 1/4”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #378179 (stock #MBO413)
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$795.00
English School portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of a young woman, circa 1830. The sitter has dark hair and wears a white gown with a wonderful pointed collar. Set in a pierced gilt metal frame. Very good condition; slight rubbing to the right of her face. Sight size is 2 1/2” by 2”. in watercolor on ivory of a young woman, circa 1830. The sitter has dark hair and wears a white gown with a wonderful pointed collar. Set in a pierced gilt metal frame. Very good condition; sli...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #378178 (stock #MVH04)
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$1195.00
Early 19th century portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory depicting a gentleman in a 9k gold pendant frame. The sitter has fashionably disheveled short brown hair and piercing blue eyes, and wears a black coat over a white vest and cravat. The reverse features a curl of brown hair with a foil surround, which may have been the backing to some colored glass now absent. Painting is in excellent condition as is reverse; just a little gapping at the edges. Measures 2 3/4” by 2 1/4”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #378168 (stock #MVH03)
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$995.00
Early 19th century portrait miniature in watercolor depicting a young gentleman in a 9k gold brooch and pendant frame. The sitter has lovely short auburn curly and wears a dark blue coat with a gold button over a white vest, and a stock with a stickpin. The reverse features seed pearl initials over brown plated hair with a cobalt glass surround. The whole is set in a gold foliate frame. Painting is in excellent condition with just a bit of dust; the reverse is dustier with possible water dam...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #378167 (stock #MVH02)
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$795.00
Lovely Georgian mourning watercolor featuring a woman in classical dress leaning on an urn and pointing toward heaven, set in a gilt metal verre eglomise brooch fame with plaited bi-colored hair reverse. Good condition; there’s dust under the glass and the clasp in the reverse has been replaced and partially affixed to the glass. Measures 1 3/4” by 1 1/4”.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #378165 (stock #MVH01)
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$495.00
Charming 19th century portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of a young girl, set in a gilt metal brooch and pendant swivel frame. The girl has auburn curls and wears an elaborate bonnet with green ribbons. The frame features a bow decorating the bottom edge. A few condition issues; some fading to paint, especially around the girl’s mouth; clasp has been replaced with a safety catch, and the glass reverse, which covers black silk, is cracked. Measures 1 7/8’ by 1 1/2”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #378163 (stock #MLH200)
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$1095.00
Wonderful portrait miniature in watercolor on paper of a striking young gentleman, facing left, by J. H. Gillespie, circa the 1830’s. Gillespie worked in London, Edinburgh and Liverpool in the 1820’s before moving to North America. He was in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1829, Baltimore in 1837 and Philadelphia in 1838 (he was also working in New York at some point). This portrait is probably from his American years and the attention to detail make this a superb example of the artist’s skill: ...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #378162 (stock #MLH210)
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$995.00
Super portrait miniature in watercolor on paper of a young gentleman, facing left, identified as Nathan Burnham, by J. H. Gillespie, circa the 1830’s. Gillespie worked in London, Edinburgh and Liverpool in the 1820’s before moving to North America. He was in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1829, Baltimore in 1837 and Philadelphia in 1838 (he was also working in New York at some point). This portrait is probably from his American years; the young man is beautifully drawn from his peaked eyebrow to ...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #378136 (stock #MF173c)
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$1095.00
A pair of early 19th century portrait miniatures in watercolor on paper, of a lady and gentleman identified as Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hutchinson, by silhouette artist J. H. Gillespie. Gillespie worked in London, Edinburgh and Liverpool in the 1820’s before moving to North America. He was in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1829, Baltimore in 1837 and Philadelphia in 1838 (he was also working in New York at some point). He was a clever artist and these portraits are very well executed, especially consider...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #378124 (stock #MRB02)
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$495.00
English portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of a gentleman, circa 1820. The sitter wears a black coat over a white shirt and cravat. Set in red leather traveling case with red velvet lining. Good condition; slight paint loss to edge at ten o’clock; wear to velvet and case exterior. Measures 3 3/4” by 3 1/4”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #378117 (stock #MRB01)
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$395.00
English portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of a young gentleman, circa 1840. The sitter has a strong jaw adorned by sideburns and fashionably disheveled hair; he wears a black stock and coat over a white shirt. Set into papier mache frame. Good condition; white background may be over painted. Measures 5 1/4” by 4 1/2”; sight size is 2 3/4” by 2”.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #354014 (stock #JLG01)
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$1595.00
This is one of the loveliest, most poignant Georgian memorials I’ve ever seen, commemorating the death of a child! An angel and a child rise through the sky, the angel pointing toward heaven. The artistry and balance of the composition is amazing; the angel has dark wings and dress and protectively surrounds the sweet child, dressed all in white. They rise heavenward in a blue sky with dark clouds – all elements are beautifully balanced. Wonderful condition; there’s a small spot of dir...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #307240 (stock #MMES01)
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$1195.00
Fine American portrait miniature, circa 1810-1820, of John Bixby of New Hampshire. The portrait comes with provenance tracking the family to a Baltimore descendant. The sitter is a handsome curly red-haired gent, with a high white collar and cravat, and black coat. He’s set in half of a red leather traveling case. Bixby was born in Dublin, NH, in 1790, and married Jeanette Chapman in 1819 (perhaps this portrait was done for her!). Their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Bixby, married Edward Bigel...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #304094 (stock #MCH832)
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$2395.00
A delightful portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of Georgiana Charlotte Booker, by British artist William Smith, circa 1775. Georgina wears a white dress with a pink waistband; her blond hair curls around her shoulders. William Smith, who worked in Scotland and London, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1774 and in 1802. This portrait is signed “SMITH” in capital letters. The large greenish area to her right may well be original. Set in a later gilt metal frame with a glazed silk rev...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #304092 (stock #MCH813)
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$2195.00
A portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of Mary Cox, attributed to Penelope Carwardine, ca 1765. Mary wears a décolleté blue dress with white lace trim and a white aigrette in her upswept hair. The gilt frame is inscribed on the reverse “Mary Cox/ Wife of/Joshua Cox, Esq/father of Richard Cox, Esq”. According to Daphne Foskett, Carwardine was born circa 1730. With a profligate father and six younger sisters, she took up miniature painting as a respectable way to earn a living, but ...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #304083 (stock #MCH838)
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$2195.00
A charming portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of a young girl, by British artist Thomas Redmond, circa 1775. The child wears a white dress with a large pink sash; she has curly blond hair and bright blue eyes. Born circa 1745, Redmond was the son of a clergyman and apprenticed as a housepainter before giving it up to move to London to study art. He exhibited at the Free Society of Artists, 1762-1771, and at the Royal Academy, 1775-1783. Very good condition; there’s a chi to the edge...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #303482 (stock #JNO701)
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$995.00
Portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of a curly-haired young man, by German artist Josef Krall (fl. c. 1785-1840). The young gent wears a blue coat with a yellow waistcoat and a white stock. He wears a ribbon in red, black and white, probably a medal or order of some kind. The portrait is signed “Krall, pxt. 1818” and set in a period gilt brass brooch frame. Measures 2 1/8” by 1 3/4”. The portrait came from a private collection in Jersey, England, via Morton’s Auction Exchange...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #303476 (stock #MLH01)
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$695.00
Beautiful portrait miniature of a young woman, possibly American, painted in watercolor on ivory, circa 1835. She wears a black dress, and finely detailed white organdy frill-edged collar over a red scarf. Her hair is set in waves and one can see a tortoise comb at the crown! Set in gilded and carved wood frame. There is indistinct script on the back of the frame, possibly German. Portrait is in good condition; some small lifting to paint toward tip of scarf ends; some dust and perhaps a bit...