11-01-2008 11-01-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2431 Boston
November 1, 2008 03:00 PMCalender
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Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman

$178$150
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman, probably Continental, c. 1810, indistinctly signed "Wottsmuller" c.r., watercolor and gouache on ivory showing a bust-length oval portrait of the blue-eyed man wearing a white shirt and cravat, white patterned vest and blue jacket, 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in., in an oval brass locket case with an empty compartment on the reverse. Condition: Some pigment deterioration.
Estimate $300-500

Pigment deterioration mainly on jacket, a little smudgy.