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American Miniature Painting c1840-1845

American Miniature Painting c1840-1845

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1029004

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This striking and well executed miniature watercolor painting, on natural organic material, depicts a blue-eyed handsome young gentleman. He is wearing a black coat and tie, white shirt with a stickpin, and is sporting a fashionable hairstyle for the times.

The sight size of the painting is 2 1/2" by 2". It is housed in its original cast brass locket which is 2 5/8" by 2 1/8", and, in the engine turned back, has a glazed aperture containing a woven plait of hair. Below this aperture is engraved the sitter's initials, "NFO." The color gradations on the case back are due to lighting issues when taking the photos.

The condition of the miniature is superb, with no chips, cracks, or restoration of any kind. The locket, aside from a minor dent on the reverse, is also in excellent condition.