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Antique Watercolor on Paper Miniature of Period Woman in Wood Lacquer Frame

  • $ 277.77

Description: An antique well-done hand painted watercolor on paper miniature of a period woman in a rectangular black lacquer wood frame with a hanging loop on top. The miniature shows a woman with light brown hair dressed in a ca. 18th century dress. The image is a water color on paper of the woman. She is wearing a blue dress with a white bodice. The woman is also wearing an ornate ruffled bonnet. She has blue eyes and the painting has blue brush strokes to accent her facial features. The piece is frame is a ca. 19th century wooden frame, which we believe is European, possibly English, judging by the hanger and the bezel. The image is covered with a concave glass which is held in place by the bezel. The piece has a brown thick paper cover that is most likely from recent times but well done. Examination of the piece suggests that the image was cut from a larger drawing and framed separately. A very well-done painting by what we believe is an accomplished artist. A great piece ready to hang on your wall or add to your miniature collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: Uncertain but most likely sometime in late 1700s to mid 1800s (Late 18th century to mid 19th century).

Origin: Recently acquired at an estate sale in Southeast Pennsylvania.

Size: The piece measure ~5 1/8" by ~4 1/4" with the oval art work measuring ~2 7/8" by 2 1/4". The piece weighs about 3.5 ounces.

Artist: Unknown.

Marks: Unmarked/unsigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice watercolor painted miniature nicely done in good condition. It would make a worthy addition to your collection.

Condition: The piece is in good condition given its age. The glass cover has one minor chip near the edge but no cracks while the wood frame has a few scratches with minor losses to the surface finish as well a general crazing to the lacquering. The woman is in a 18th century dress, but the frame is a 19th century frame. The image appears to have been cut from a lager drawing and farmed separately. The Image has no losses to its colors and looks fine. The piece has a backing of thick brown paper which appears to be of current vintage, but well done. Be that as it may, this is a nice old piece which would look good in your collection. Because of the issues discussed above, we are selling the piece AS IS at a fraction of its value. Please see photos for additional condition information.

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