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Two Portrait Miniatures of a Man and a Woman

Auction:
2431
Lot:
424
Sold for:
$1,007$850

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Two Portrait Miniatures of a Man and a Woman, c. 1845, watercolor on ivory bust-length portraits, 2 3/8 x 2 in., housed in an oval gilt brass hinged case with two external oval compartments, one containing a plait of hair the other an oval ivory plaque inscribed with the initials "E.W.B. flanked by a crown and a small hair crucifix. Condition: Minor paint smear to l.c. edge of gentleman.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

paint smear, Miniature painting, Portrait miniature, Watercolor painting

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