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Portrait Miniature on Ivory of a Gentleman

Auction:
2183
Lot:
864
Sold for:
$147$125

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Auction:
Sale #2183 - 2183
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

Portrait Miniature on Ivory of a Gentleman, England, early 19th century, oval format, the young gentleman in dark blue coat, inscribed to reverse "Painted by Miss Biffin, 10th June 1815, born deficient of arms and legs," in gilt bezel and ebonized wood frame, sight lg. 2 3/4, frame lg. 5 3/8 in.
Estimate $250-350

Keywords

United Kingdom, Miniature painting, Portrait miniature