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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1087431 (stock #JLHCO)
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$595.00
Super early 19th century Continental portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of a woman in an elaborate folk bonnet, possibly from Normandy. In addition to the towering lace bonnet, threaded with blue ribbon, she wears a lace fichu ad stunning, elaborate gold cross. Very good condition; a few dark spots to background on right side. Measures 2 1/2” in diameter.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1087428 (stock #JCCBA)
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$550.00
Wonderful folk art portrait miniature of a baby, in watercolor and pencil on card, dated 1849. What’s amazing about this little picture is that the baby is harnessed into the 19th century version of a Johnny Jump Up. She (her split-leg dress is pink so I’m assuming she’s a girl) hangs from a circular frame and presumably can jump and amuse herself. Red shoes, pink cheeks and dress. Signed “GC 1849); remnants of a label on the back say the same thing...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1082601 (stock #JST2)
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$495.00
Charming watercolor portrait miniature of a young boy, probably American, circa the 1830’s. Great details in the hair style, which is parted down the middle with winged bangs and sides brushed forward. He wears a white ruffled collar and blue coat with white buttons. Set in a red leather traveling case with silk lining and decorative silk thread edging. Very good condition; some debris to inside of glass, dirt to case. Measures 2 3/8” by 2”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1056936 (stock #MINHEN)
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$450.00
Adorable 19th century watercolor on card miniature portrait of a girl in a blue bonnet holding a little spaniel in her arms. Very provincial and folky. Painting is in excellent condition; a little loose in its gilt frame; chips to frame. Measures 5 1/4” by 4 1/8”; sight size 3 5/8” by 2 5/8”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #979616 (stock #MKU1)
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SOLD
This is a charming folk portrait of a boy, in watercolor on card, dating from the second quarter of the 19th century, probably the 1840’s. The inscription on the reverse reads: “Alfred G. Haley/picture taken when/he was five years old,/whilst repeating/Edwin and Angelina/by Mr Jerome”. The little portrait has condition problems: foxing and fading throughout – and a wonderful make-do repair featuring both glue and stitching. Measures 3 1/4” by 2 3/8”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1900 item #923619 (stock #JEF55)
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$135.00
Sweet 19th century oil on copper painting, depicting a still life of flower, set in a gold velvet Victorian frame. Good condition; one spot of damage to paint at 3 o’clock; the backing is missing; velvet is worn on one side. Measures 8” by 5”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #386293 (stock #MSA05)
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Fine and fabulous Georgian portrait miniature cut silhouettes of a boy and a girl, facing each other, bronzed and highlighted and laid on card. The detail is fantastic, from her frilly and beribboned bonnet to his ruffled collar and gold buttons. Super bird’s eye maple veneer frame. All in very good condition: some staining to paper background, some nicks to frame and staining to paper backing. Measures 7 1/2” by 6”; sight size is 4 7/8” by 3 1/8”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #386282 (stock #MB68a)
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$595.00
An English School portrait miniature in watercolor of a sweet lady, circa 1770. She wears a blue dress and white fichu with a rose at her corsage, and a matching blue and white bonnet and blue ribbon choker. Set into a fishskin traveling case. Good condition: there’s a small area of water damage to the far right side and a tiny chip to the glass at the top. Measures 1 1/2” by 1 3/8”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #386280 (stock #MB68a)
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$595.00
A late 18th century English School portrait miniature in watercolor on card, attributed to Charles Shirreff, of a lady with a white scarf wound artfully through her powdered hair. Shirreff was deaf and mute; he had a very successful artistic career, including exhibitions at the Royal Academy. The sitter wears a white dress; her cheeks are rosy. Set into a later composition traveling case decorated on both sides with a vase of flowers. The whole is in very good condition; some dirt under glass...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #386254 (stock #MB313a)
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$695.00
Charming English Provincial School portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of a young woman, circa 1820. She wears a lace cap, a white gown and a black floral shawl and sits against a dark sky background. The painting is in good condition, with some dirt at the edges and two spots of water damage at two and three o’clock. Set in a red leather traveling case, which is a complete mess: split in half, glass loose, lining shattered. Measures 3 3/4” by 3”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #386224 (stock #MB27)
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$2395.00
Portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of a lady, by Scottish artist John Bogle (c.1746-1803) The lady wears a cream dress held at her corsage with a pin and a white scarf worn in her long powdered hair. Set in a gilt metal frame with cobalt glass border. The reverse features a glazed compartment with the seed pearl initials “JB” laid on plaited brown hair...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #386190 (stock #MDG872)
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$1095.00
Portrait miniature in watercolor of a gentleman, circa 1795, signed “Lasal.p.” The gent has powdered and curled hair and wears a white cravat and dark blue coat. Beautiful hair reverse with a curl of light brown hair held together by a band of pearls and thread and laid over darker plaited hair. Set in gilt metal frame. Very good condition: ivory has shrunk and shifted a bit, leaving a gap around the top and right edges. Measures 3 1/8” by 2 1/2”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #386171 (stock #MSA04)
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$795.00
Portrait circa 1840, English or American, of a young gentleman, possibly a cleric, with black cravat, white waistcoat and black coat, set in a leather frame. Sight size 2 7/8" high; frame is 6 1/2". Painting is in excellent condition; leather frame is scuffed and worn; glass is scuffed around the edges. Measures 6 1/2” by 4 7/8”; sight size 2 7/8” by 2 1/4”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #386157 (stock #MB145)
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$1295.00
Portrait miniature in oil on ivory of a lady wearing a very striking black turban, circle of James Leakey (British, 1775-1865). The lady’s black curly locks are adorned with the turban, which features a pom pom! She wears a black dress with a white fichu and a black ribbon choker. Set in the original gold pendant frame with a gorgeous cobalt glass reverse. Excellent condition; just a little dirt under the glass. Measures 2 3/4" by 2 1/4”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #386117 (stock #MCA02)
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$795.00
Portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of a young boy, in original shagreen traveling case, circa 1790. The young gent wears his brown hair long, and sports a white cravat, white waistcoat, and dark blue coat with very large buttons. Very good condition overall. Measures 2 1/8” by 1 5/8”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #386116 (stock #MCA01)
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$750.00
Portrait miniature in watercolor of a woman in a fashionable turban, circa 1840. Her gold curls peek out from under the turban; she wears a black dress with sheer lace fichu and collar, seed pearl dangle earrings, and garnet and seed pearl brooch. The details of her face and attire are quite skillful. Set in a gilt metal frame with silk reverse. Very good condition. Background paint is crazed and lifting in spots. Measures 3 1/4” by 2 5/8”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #386113 (stock #MSQ08)
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$695.00
Early 19th century folk art portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of a natty young gentleman. He has careful waved brown hair and wears a white shirt with gold stickpin, black stock, maroon waistcoat with elaborate watch chain and a black coat. Interesting original foliate gilt metal frame, with silk in a compartment on the reverse. Glass is dirty; some retouching to his nose, possibly in oil; wear to frame; glass is missing from compartment on reverse. Measures 2 1/4” by 1 17/8”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #386105 (stock #MM05 )
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$895.00
Unusual and adorable 19th century portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of a little boy holding a parrot, probably French or German. The little boy has curly auburn hair and wears a blue jacket with rows of buttons and a wide lace collar. He holds a parrot (or another colorful green bird) in his hands. Gilt metal mount is set into a ebonized and turned wood frame with paper backing. Painting appears to be in good condition, but the glass is diseased and needs to be replaced...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #386104 (stock #M1486)
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$695.00
Georgian portrait miniature in watercolor of a middle-aged gentleman. The sitter has a very commanding face: square jaw, prominent nose, strong eyebrows. He wears a modest white cravat, canary yellow waistcoat, and dark blue coat. Set into a gold pendant frame with glazed silk reverse. Painting is in excellent condition, but the case has been mangled a bit – lots of dents and dings ) one has taken a tiny chip out of the ivory at one o’clock. Measures 2 7/8” by 2 1/4”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #386097 (stock #MB152)
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Wonderful portrait miniature of a group of seven children, six young girls and a baby, by Swiss artist Henri Louis Convert (1789-1863). They emerge from a rosy cloud background: two girls wear white dresses, two wear pink, and two blue – the baby wears nothing! Their hairstyles are each different, from braided pigtails to braids looped over the ears, to braids shaped at the back...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #386078 (stock #MG1955)
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$695.00
Early 19th C. English School portrait miniature in watercolor of a young gentleman with auburn hair. He is dressed in a white cravat and dark blue coat with large buttons and set in a gilt metal mount in an oval red leather traveling case. Portrait is in very good condition; case is quite scuffed and worn; silk lining is also worn shattered. Measures 3 3/8” by 2 7/8”; sight size is 2 1/2” by 2”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #386075 (stock #MB331)
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$895.00
Fine English School portrait miniature in watercolor of a gentleman, William Cary Dobbs, circa 1840. The sitter is a very handsome young gentleman with black curly hair; he wears a black coat with a white waistcoat and black cravat. Set in a gilt metal mount in a red leather traveling case. Condition is very good; ivory is somewhat bowed; glass is loose. Measures 5 1/2” by 4 1/2”; sight size is 4” by 3”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #381969 (stock #MB156)
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$2495.00
Delightful portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of a young girl, by French artist Marie-Marguerite Françoise Jaser (1782-1873), later Rouchier. The sitter is identified as “Henriette le Brun, née Drolenvaux, grandetante (great aunt) de Nancy et Paul Duchat.” The girl wears a simple white dress – it is her pose, the tilt of her head, the wistful expression so skillfully drawn, that make this portrait so compelling. It is signed along the right edge “Mte. Jaser”...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #381968 (stock #MB210)
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$1595.00
American school portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of a lady, circa 1785. The lady wears a mauve dress with a white fichu and a black ribbon choker. Her hair is powdered, with sausage curls at the base and lying on her shoulders. Beautiful original frame with bright work border. Very good condition, though there’s possible fading to her face, leaving it a bit blue...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #381965 (stock #MHS02)
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$550.00
Well-painted 19th century Continental portrait miniature of a young gentleman in watercolor on ivory. The sitter has shoulder-length black hair and wear a dark green coat. Original gilt metal mount in turned wood frame. There’s some dust and possibly some mold under the glass; ivory has shrunk and shifted so that there’s a slight gap to the right edge, where there’s also a spot of paint loss. Measures 4” by 3 1/2”; sight size is 2 1/4” by 1 7/8”.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #381959 (stock #MTS03)
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$225.00
19th century folk art portrait miniature of a young woman. The sitter has brown shoulder-length hair; she wears a deep blue dress. Set in a gilt and velvet mount; there’s no glass. Some dirt and a few tiny water spots, but otherwise good condition. Measures 4 1/2” by 3 1/2”; sight size is 3” by 2 1/8”
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #381956 (stock #MRB03)
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$595.00
Charming English portrait miniature in watercolor and pencil on paper of a young girl, in three-quarter profile, circa the 1820’s. She wears a white dress with sash and ribboned sleeves; her brown hair is worn short, in a simple style. The reverse bears an old sticker that reads “Drawing-room/22/?E Bardley-Powell.” There was a Bardsley-Powell family at Horton Hall in Yorkshire; this may come from them...
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...
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 : 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”.